Asia Pacific

Sales in Asia Pacific achieved 8.4% growth in local currencies, a solid performance on top of high comparables. The developing markets of China, India and South-East Asia recorded double-digit increases coming from successful new wins and further customer penetration. Sales in mature markets increased with solid growth in Japan.

Growth was well balanced across all segments as new wins and organic customer growth helped each segment with particular strength coming from Snacks, Beverages and Confectionery.