Slovakia's dairy producers union the SMZ warned that the industry was facing severe competition from imported Western products.
Head of the SMZ Jan Brocko said that the industry recorded a steep fall in earnings in 2002, from a Sk170 million (4 million euro) profit in 2001 to a loss of Sk123 million (3 million euro) last year.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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26. Feb 2003 at 11:42