Market overview

Long-term increase in demand for the Group's products and services

During 2009, the Group's mature markets showed a sharp decline in demand and during 2010 a gradual recovery from historically low levels. Demand in the Group's growth markets were affected to a much lesser extent by the financial crisis. After a brief downturn at the beginning of 2009, these markets returned to growth, and they showed a continued good growth in 2010.