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.