Switzerland-based pasta producer Pasta Gala has seen full-year sales rise 3% thanks to growing demand in export markets.

The company booked revenue of CHF26m (US$23.6m) after seeing exports jump by 20%.

"This development corresponds exactly to our marketing strategy," said Pasta Gala sales manager Markus Nussli.

Sales domestically showed a "slight decline", Pasta Gala said. The Swiss are the third-largest consumers of pasta, behind Italy and Greece.