Leading knitwear producer Utenos Trikotazas on Thursday reported a slight rise in nine month sales but said it expects its full year net profit is expected to fall about 17 per cent.

The company said sales for the January to September period edged up 1.7 per cent year-on-year to 99.1 million litas but added while full year sales are seen up, net profit is expected to fall to 13.1 million litas.