3M Sees Growth In All Business Sectors

3M delivered year-on-year growth across all business segments and geographic areas even as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to evolve and affect its businesses in a number of ways. During the quarter, end market demand remained strong in personal safety, home improvement, general cleaning, semiconductor, data centre, and biopharma filtration. Sales grew 5.8 per cent year-on-year to $8.6 billion. Total sales grew 12.7 per cent in safety and industrial, 10.6 per cent in consumer, 5.4 per cent in healthcare, and 2.3 per cent in transportation and electronics. On a geographic basis, total sales grew 7.4 per cent in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), 5.8 per cent in the Americas, and 5.3 per cent in Asia Pacific.