Group performance

Group performance

As the world’s leading premium drinks business, Diageo is balanced through a strong presence in the world’s most profitable beverage alcohol market, the United States; an integrated Western European business; and a large and increasing presence in the faster growing markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Russia and Eastern Europe.

For financial performance by region, click through the map above. For information on individual commercial and sustainability strategies, see strategic focus by region. You can also find a full report of our operational structure and performance in our 2012 Annual Report.

Financial Performance Snapshot 2012

2012 Performance1 Improvement from 2011 (%)2
Volume (m of equivalent units)


Net Sales (£m) 10,762 8
Operating profit (£m)3 3,198 11

Operational snapshot 20124

  1. Group figures include £70 million net sales and £186 million operating loss before exceptional items relating to Corporate
  2. Reported movements
  3. Operating profit before exceptional items
  4. Includes 10 sites for which we did not have operational control for the year ended 30 June 2012