3M (NYSE: MMM), St. Paul, Minnesota, reported total sales for July increased 6% year-over-year to $2.8 billion. Organic local-currency sales (which includes organic volume impacts and selling price changes) improved 3% while acquisitions, net of divestitures, increased sales by 3%. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 1% year-on-year.
Total sales increased 29% in health care, 9% in consumer, and 6% in safety and industrial, while transportation and electronics declined 7%. Organic local-currency sales increased 11% in health care, 9% in consumer and 8% in safety and industrial, while transportation and electronics declined 6%.
On a geographic basis, total sales increased 10% in the Americas, 3% in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and were flat in Asia Pacific. Organic local-currency sales increased 6% in the Americas (including the U.S. up 8%), were flat in EMEA, and declined 1% in Asia Pacific (including China up 13% and Japan down 12%).