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.