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CIBA-GEIGY REPORTS SALES FOR THE FIRST THREE QUARTER OF 1992

 CIBA-GEIGY REPORTS SALES FOR THE FIRST THREE QUARTER OF 1992
 BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ciba-Geigy AG today released the following:
 In the first nine months of 1992, Ciba increased its group-wide sales by 7 percent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, to 17,126 million Swiss francs. In local currencies, the growth rate of sales is practically that at the end of June, but the favorable exchange rate effect was lost in the third quarter. Within each division sales developed as follows:
 January to September Change in
 1992 Percent
 SFR m Actual Currency-adjusted(A)
 Healthcare Sector
 Pharmaceuticals 4,724 16 17
 Self-medication 659 9 7
 Diagnostics 378 12 14
 Ciba Vision 629 12 12
 Total 6,390 14 15
 Agriculture Sector
 Plant Protection 3,527 -2 -2
 Animal Health 337 14 15
 Seeds 210 11 7
 Total 4,074 -- -1
 Industry Sector
 Textile Dyes 1,089 1 1
 Chemicals 987 4 3
 Additives 1,593 7 5
 Pigments 797 13 12
 Polymers 995 1 --
 Composites 391 5 4
 Mettler-Toledo 810 7 6
 Total 6,662 5 4
 Group 17,126 7 7
 (A) -- The exchange rates of the corresponding period of 1991 (excluding high-inflation countries).
 Despite the worsening exchange rate situation, unless there are unexpected developments Ciba anticipates an increase in profits thanks to good development of business in the healthcare and industry sectors and consistent cost management.
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