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The Beverages Division recorded an attributable profit of HK$802 million in 2013, an increase of 44% compared to 2012. Excluding a non-recurring profit in 2013, attributable profit was HK$733 million, a 32% increase from 2012. This increase principally reflected a strong performance in Mainland China and lower raw material costs in all territories. Overall sales volume increased by 2% to 1,013 million unit cases, compared with a decline of 0.5% in 2012. Volume grew in Mainland China and the USA, was unchanged in Hong Kong and declined in Taiwan.

2013 Movement in Underlying Profit

Results in Mainland China benefited from sales volume growth and substantially lower raw material costs.
Results in Hong Kong benefited from an improved sales mix and lower raw material costs but were adversely affected by increases in other costs.
Lower raw material costs in Taiwan more than offset the decline in sales volume.
Sales volume growth and lower raw material costs resulted in higher profits from the USA.

2013 Performance Highlights

Volume
+2%
Turnover
+5%
Operating Profit
+13%
Share of Profit from
Joint Venture and
Associated Companies
+95%

Beverages Supply Chain

TCCC manufactures concentrated beverage base which it distributes to its bottlers, including Swire Beverages.
As a Coca-Cola bottler, Swire Beverages converts concentrated beverage base into ready-to-drink packaged beverages at its 16 bottling plants.
Swire Beverages sells and distributes ready-to-drink packaged beverages to customers in its franchise territories.
Swire Beverages markets the brands it distributes in accordance with plans developed in conjunction with TCCC.
Swire Beverages consumes water, energy and packaging materials. It affects the atmosphere and produces waste.
CONCENTRATE PLANTS BOTTLERS SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MARKETING .............................................................................................................................................................................. POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ENERGY WATER PACKAGINGMATERIALS
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