Sales of Coca-Cola's Hungarian unit rose 5% in 2008 over the HUF 77.5 billion in 2007, Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország communications director Eda Pogény told MTI, citing preliminary figures.
Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország sold 520 million liters of soft drinks in 2008 to give it one-fifth of the market.
Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország expects 2009 to be one of its worst years ever because of the expected fall in purchasing power, Pogány said, though he declined to reveal a revenue target.
Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország has invested some HUF 100 billion in production capacity since setting up in the country.
Exports generate about 10% of turnover. (MTI – Econews)