Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CHBC) has posted net sales revenue of €3,432m for the six-months (H1) ended 29 June 2012, an increase by 1%, compared to the net sales revenue of €3,396m for the same period last year.

During the 2012 H1, volume was decreased by 2% to 1,011 million unit cases from 1,036 million unit cases in the same period the previous year.

Among the different categories, volume of sparkling beverages was declined by 1%, energy drinks volume was increased by 5%, tea volume was flat and water and juice categories were declined by 6%, compared with H1 2011.

The Greece-based company registered comparable net profit of €109m, down by 25%, compared to the net profit of €249m for the same period in 2011.

CHBC CEO Dimitris Lois said the company continued to win in the marketplace, while operating in an increasingly volatile and challenging external environment.

"Currency neutral net sales revenue per unit case grew by 3%, excluding the hyperinflation impact of Belarus," Lois added.

"Our focus remains on winning in the marketplace, while at the same time growing value faster than volume and improving our operating cost base and efficiency, leading to solid free cash flow generation in 2012 and beyond.

"We remain committed to investing in our business and are confident we have the right strategy and solid plan to navigate through today’s tough environment and create long-term sustainable value for our shareholders.

"Continuous cost base optimisation, productivity improvements and successful market place execution leave us strongly positioned to benefit from an eventual market recovery."