Performance by geographic cluster

In 2013, sales grew 3% on a comparable basis (-1% nominally), driven by growth at Consumer Lifestyle, notably in growth geographies.

1) For a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, see Reconciliation of non-GAAP information

Sales in mature geographies were EUR 582 million lower than in 2012, or 1% lower on a comparable basis. Sales in Western Europe were impacted by macroeconomic developments and were flat on a comparable basis. Growth at Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle was offset by a decline at Healthcare. Sales in North America declined by EUR 429 million or 2% lower on a comparable basis, mainly due to declines at Healthcare and Lighting. Both nominal and comparable sales in other mature geographies showed strong growth. Comparable sales in other mature geographies showed mid-single-digit growth, mainly driven by strong performance at Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare.

In growth geographies, sales grew by EUR 454 million, or 11% on a comparable basis, driven by double-digit growth at Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. In China and Latin America, we achieved solid double-digit nominal and comparable growth.

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Growth geographies are the developing geographies comprising of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel) and Africa.

Comparable sales exclude the effect of currency movements and acquisitions and divestments (changes in consolidation). Philips believes that comparable sales information enhances understanding of sales performance.