Global commodities trader Trafigura posted a record net profit of about $7.4 billion for the financial year to the end of September, up 5% from a year earlier, even as windfall earnings in the wake of the war in Ukraine started to fade.
The Geneva-based private company made the bulk of its profit in the first half of the year.
Of the roughly $7.4 billion generated in the financial year ended Sept. 30, $5.5 billion was made in the first half, accounting for double the amount it earned for the same period of 2021-2022. The results mark a fourth year of record profits.
(By Natalie Grover and Pratima Desai; Editing by Veronica Brown and Mark Potter)