Segment information by region

Region20142013Change
       
North America
Net sales in million CHF 3,336 3,171 +5.2%
Net sales in % of Group turnover 16.9 15.6  
Operating EBITDA in million CHF 600 494 +21.5%
Cement and grinding plants 17 17  
Aggregates plants 86 116  
Ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants 181 263  
Personnel 6,777 6,791 -0.2%
    
Latin America
Net sales in million CHF 3,012  3,349 -10.0%
Net sales in % of Group turnover 15.3  16.5  
Operating EBITDA in million CHF 861  938 -8.2%
Cement and grinding plants 27  27  
Aggregates plants 12  18  
Ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants 109  119  
Personnel 10,733  11,181 -4.0% 
       
Europe
Net sales in million CHF 5,554  5,611 -1.0%
Net sales in % of Group turnover 28.1  27.6  
Operating EBITDA in million CHF 991  946 +4.8%
Cement and grinding plants 34  35  
Aggregates plants 188  203  
Ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants 424  463  
Personnel 15,399  15,868 -3.0%
       
Africa Middle East
Net sales in million CHF 861  884 -2.6%
Net sales in % of Group turnover 4.4  4.4  
Operating EBITDA in million CHF 276  283 -2.4%
Cement and grinding plants 12  12  
Aggregates plants 5  
Ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants 15  17  
Personnel 1,928  2,128 -9.4% 
       
Asia Pacific
Net sales in million CHF 6,970  7,282 -4.3%
Net sales in % of Group turnover 35.3  35.9  
Operating EBITDA in million CHF 1,332  1,473 -9.5%
Cement and grinding plants 54  51  
Aggregates plants 72  84  
Ready-mix concrete and asphalt plants 290  320  
Personnel 31,850  34,080 -6.5%