Stainless expansion hits Outokumpu’s profits [UPDATE]

Outokumpu, Finland’s diversified metals group, has reported a collapse in second quarter operating profit compared with the same period last year.

Commenting on the results ceo Jyrki Juusela said “We have experienced a prolonged period of slow economic growth that has affected the profitability of the metals business. In the short term most of our anticipated improvements in profitability will come from the increased volumes and improved product mix from Tornio.” The company report points out that the key factor for AvestaPolarit’s —...


July 24, 2003

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