Diageo is the number one spirits company in North America, the world’s most profitable beverage alcohol market, and the largest premium drinks company in Western Europe. In the high growth markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America, Diageo is the number one international spirits company; and in Africa, a leading beer and spirits company. Our presence in these and other high growth markets is increasing. These represent over 40% of net sales today and we expect that to reach 50% by the end of 2015. This will be helped by our recent investment in United Spirits Limited, the leading spirits company in India, the results of which are expected to be consolidated in the forthcoming year.
|2013 performance1||Change since 20122 (%)|
|Volume (m of equivalent units)||165.0||5|
|Net sales (£m)||11,433||6|
|Operating profit3 (£m)||3,530||10|