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Yara Reports Fall in First-Quarter Profits and Sales; Air Liquide's Sales Fall

1:59 AM MDT | April 28, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Yara International has recorded a 68% fall in first-quarter net profits, to NK887 million ($132 million) compared with the year-ago period. And sales decreased by 18% to NK17.1 billion. Air Liquide has reported a 3% fall in sales for the first quarter, to €2.9 billion ($3.8 billion), compared to the first quarter of 2008. And the first-quarter sales in the gas and services segment of Air Liquide decreased by nearly 4% to €2.5 billion. First-quarter fertilizer sales volumes were down 22%, to 4.8 million tons from the year-ago period, but they were 40% up...

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