Despite incurring higher costs and expenses in the first half of 2001, the Polzela sock factory has reported a 12.5 per cent increase in operating revenue, to 2.3 billion Slovenian tolars ($8.96 million). Net profit for the six months from January to June grew by 8 per cent to 87 million tolars ($339,000).

The company said the results were in line with expectations.