The Czech Republic's largest producer of edible oils, Setuza, has posted a 33% increase in its Q1 profits year on year, to reach CZK38.67m (US$1.14m). This increase came despite a 19.2% fall in sales, to CZK 1.36bn, and Setuza explained that it was largely driven by cost-cutting measures. The sales drop came because the firm made cuts in loss-making activities, like the export of edible oils.