Net sales grow in main markets; South East Asia market subdued
The positive development in net sales was due to good growth in volume in several main markets as well as increases in sales prices. The increase in sales came mainly from an acceleration of growth for the Insulation segment, while the Systems segment also increased.
Sales prices continued to increase especially towards the second half of the year which also saw overall improved efficiency in operations. Combined, this more than counterbalanced the negative impact from input costs in the second half of the year.