French poultry processor LDC saw revenue inch up 0.9% in its third quarter as its sales growth slowed compared to the first two quarters of its financial year.

LDC booked a 0.9% increase in turnover to EUR753.2m (US$1.03bn) for the three months to the end of November.

Sales in France, excluding its upstream business, were up 0.8% at EUR520.2m. LDC pointed to a 3% fall in volumes and a tough comparison with the previous financial year's third quarter.

Outside France, revenue increased 1.4%, with volumes up 12%.

LDC's catering arm, its third business, reported a 1.7% fall in sales.

For the first nine months of the year, LDC saw sales increase 5% to EUR2.21bn.

LDC will report its annual sales on 8 April