AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch brewer Heineken says warm summer weather in Europe helped increase beer sales in the third quarter, while tough market conditions led to a drop in sales volume in Russia.

AMSTERDAM (AP) Dutch brewer Heineken says warm summer weather in Europe helped increase beer sales in the third quarter, while tough market conditions led to a drop in sales volume in Russia.

Heineken said Wednesday that revenue rose 7.5 percent organically stripping out the effects of currency fluctuations and acquisitions to 5.5 billion euros ($6.08 billion) in the three months to October.

The company recorded a net profit for the first nine months of the year of 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion), including an extraordinary post-tax gain of 375 million euros on the sale of its Mexican packaging unit Empaque, up from 1.1 billion euros in the same period last year.

Heineken is ending a share buyback it began earlier this year. It spent 365 million euros buying 5,229,279 shares.