Raw materials price index grew 1.8 percent, led by higher prices for crude energy products.
Day: July 29, 2016
Year-to-date sales down 3.3 percent year-over-year.
Year-to-date sales down 9.3 percent compared to same period in 2015.
The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2 percent.
Refining softness again sinks company's quarterly earnings.
Company reports profit of 57 million (US$63.3 million) for quarter.