Sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (Europe/MEA) grew by 4% in LCY and by 5% in DKK. Enzyme sales to the biofuel industry and the detergent industry increased, whereas enzyme sales to the food and feed industries were lower. Sales of BPI also developed well in 2009.
Sales in North America were up by 1% in LCY and by 2% in DKK. Sales to the detergent, biofuel, and food industries affected North America sales positively, as did microorganism sales to the BioAg industry. Sales to the feed and BPI industries were lower compared to 2008.
Sales in the Asia Pacific region were up by 1% in LCY and by 6% in DKK. This was due primarily to increased sales of detergent and starch enzymes, whereas enzyme sales to the textile, food, and feed industries were lower.
Sales in Latin America were 1% lower in LCY and 2% lower in DKK. Enzyme sales to the food industry increased, whereas enzyme sales to the feed and detergent industries decreased.