Sales in aerospace, defence and energy were ahead by 14.4%, with organic growth at 10.4% and acquisitions adding 5.5%. Bodycote's evenues from the commercial aerospace sector showed further growth, driven by increases in OEM production. The defence sector remained stable, and sales into oil and gas customers continued to improve.

Automotive and "general industrial" revenues, however, were lower by 5.2% but at constant exchange rates were ahead 1.8%, with organic sales lower by 2.9%. Car, light and heavy truck sales exhibited modest growth in North America but remained soft in continental Europe. The general industrial revenues showed small improvements in all territories.