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Tate & Lyle
Tate and Lyle continues to be a well - financed business and our inherent ability to generate cash flows, assisted by the ending of our major capital expenditure programme, will help drive a stronger balance sheet in the year ahead. Tim Lodge, Group Finance Director.

Summary of divisional performance

Divisional primary and value added performance

  Sales   Adjusted operating profit
Division 2009
£m
2008
£m
Movement1
%
  2009
£m
2008
£m
Movement1
%
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Americas 1 797 1 386 9   181 186 (19)
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe 539 461 (1)   51 41 7
Sugars 1 048 872 13   12 33 (66)
Sucralose 169 148 (4)   72 66 (4)
Central n/a   (18) (31) 42
Continuing operations 3 553 2 867 8   298 295 (15)
  Sales   Adjusted operating profit
  2009
£m
2008
£m
Movement1
%
  2009
£m
2008
£m
Movement1
%
Primary 2 584 2 065 10   132 166 (33)
Value added 969 802 4   184 160 (1)
Central n/a   (18) (31) 42
Continuing operations 3 553 2 867 8   298 295 (15)

1 On a constant currency basis (adjusting 2008 reported figures using 2009 exchange rates).