The composition of sales growth in percentage terms in 2014, compared to 2013, is presented in the table below.

Philips Group
Sales growth composition in %
2014 versus 2013
com­parable growth
currency effects
consoli­dation changes
nominal growth
Consumer Lifestyle
Innovation, Group & Services
Philips Group

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Group sales amounted to EUR 21,391 million in 2014, which represents a 3% nominal decline compared to 2013.

Adjusted for a 2% negative currency effect, comparable sales were 1% below the level of 2013. Comparable sales were up 6% at Consumer Lifestyle. Healthcare and Lighting saw comparable sales decline by 2% and 3% respectively.

Healthcare sales amounted to EUR 9,186 million, which was EUR 389 million lower than in 2013. Mid-single-digit growth at Customer Services and low-single-digit growth at Patient Care & Monitoring Solutions were offset by a double-digit decline at Imaging Systems. Healthcare Informatics, Solutions & Services sales were in line with 2013. Mature geographies recorded a low-single-digit decline, mainly due to North America and Western Europe. Growth geographies also recorded a low-single-digit decline, with solid growth in Latin America and Middle East & Turkey offset by a double-digit decline in China.

Consumer Lifestyle reported sales of EUR 4,731 million, which was EUR 126 million higher than in 2013, or 6% higher on a comparable basis. Health & Wellness achieved double-digit growth and Domestic Appliances high-single-digit growth, while Personal Care recorded low-single-digit growth. Growth geographies achieved high-single-digit growth, driven by strong growth in China, India and Middle East & Turkey. Mature geographies recorded low-single-digit growth, with mid-single-digit growth in Western Europe and other mature geographies and low-single-digit growth in North America.

Lighting sales amounted to EUR 6,869 million, which was EUR 276 million lower than in 2013, or 3% lower on a comparable basis. A high-single-digit decline at Consumer Luminaires and mid-single-digit decline at Light Sources & Electronics were tempered by low-single-digit growth at Professional Lighting Solutions. A low-single-digit decline was seen in mature geographies, largely due to Western Europe and North America. Growth geographies recorded a mid-single-digit decline, mainly driven by China.

IG&S reported sales of EUR 605 million, which was EUR 60 million lower than in 2013, mainly due to lower royalty income.


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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.

Mature geographies are the highly developed markets comprising of Western Europe, North America, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

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.