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Decorative Paints – Overview


  • Revenues stable, with adverse currency effects (7 percent) compensated by higher volume
  • Positive volume development in Asia and Latin America, offsetting the adverse currency effects
  • Operating income above the previous year, due to lower costs and lower restructuring charges
  • Streamlining management structure to increase competitiveness

Q3 revenue in Decorative Paints was flat. Volumes in Q3 were higher in all our markets, with no significant mix effect, however offset by 7 percent adverse currency effects. Costs and restructuring charges were below the previous year, resulting in operating income of €107 million, more than double Q3 2012.

Revenue development Q3 2013

Decorative Paints – Revenue development Q3 2013 (bar chart)
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