The composition of sales growth in percentage terms in 2013, compared to 2012, is presented in the table below.

Sales growth composition 2013 versus 2012
in %
comparable growth
currency effects
consolidation changes
nominal growth
Consumer Lifestyle
Philips Group
Innovation, Group & Services

Group sales amounted to EUR 23,329 million in 2013, which represents a 1% nominal decline compared to 2012.

Adjusting for a 4% negative currency effect comparable sales were 3% above 2012. Comparable sales were up 10% at Consumer Lifestyle, while Lighting was 3% higher and Healthcare 1% higher than the previous year.

Healthcare sales amounted to EUR 9,575 million, which was EUR 408 million lower than in 2012, but 1% higher on a comparable basis. Higher comparable sales were driven by mid-single-digit growth at Customer Services, while Home Healthcare Solutions and Patient Care & Clinical Informatics recorded low-single-digit growth. This was partly offset by a mid-single-digit decline at Imaging Systems. Increases in growth geographies were tempered by a decline in North America and Western Europe.

Consumer Lifestyle reported sales of EUR 4,605 million, which was EUR 286 million higher than in 2012, or 10% higher on a comparable basis. We achieved double-digit growth at Domestic Appliances and high-single-digit growth at Health & Wellness and Personal Care.

Lighting sales amounted to EUR 8,413 million, which was EUR 29 million lower than in 2012, but 3% higher on a comparable basis. Growth was largely driven by double-digit growth at Automotive and Lumileds and low-single-digit growth at Light Sources & Electronics. This was tempered by a low-single-digit decline at Consumer Luminaires. while Professional Lighting Solutions was flat year-on-year.

IG&S reported sales of EUR 736 million, which was EUR 23 million higher than in 2012, due to higher royalty income.

This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.

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.

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.