For the 1st quarter of 2017, economic sales reported by Compagnie Plastic Omnium amounted to €2,039.4 million, up 32.8% compared with the 1st quarter of 2016. Consolidated sales, excluding joint ventures, rose by 36.0%.
This very strong growth is the result of:
– organic growth of 16.8% in the automotive business, which outperformed global automotive production by 10.9 points;
– the exterior systems acquired on July 31, 2016.