On August 13, 3M reported sales information for the month of July 2020. Total sales for July increased 6% year-on-year to $2.8 billion. Organic local-currency sales (which includes organic volume impacts and selling price changes) increased 3% while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added an additional 3%. Foreign currency translation was neutral to sales 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%).