Trading house Mitsui & Co. said Tuesday its group pretax profits for the April-June quarter fell 24.6 percent from a year earlier to 22.16 billion yen, while revenues slipped 7.9 percent to 2.92 trillion yen.

The company said its performance in the machinery, information and energy sectors was particularly sluggish, and earnings were pressured partly by appraisal losses on fixed asset holdings.

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