Stronger sales from packaging have boosted annual revenues at Tetra Pak, the Sweden-based carton maker said today (5 March).

Tetra Pak’s turnover grew by 5.2% in 2010 to EUR9.98bn (US$14.15bn). Revenue was driven by the company’s packaging business, which saw sales rise 5.9% to EUR9.01bn.

The company said the “strong” performance from its packaging division was led by double-digit growth in regions including south-east Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.

Sales from Tetra’s Pak processing division – which provides equipment for companies including dairy processors – fell 0.7% to EUR971m.

Tetra Pak also announced that it had beaten its target for cutting carbon emissions. The company said it had lowered emissions by 11% against a 2005 baseline, beating a target of 10% it set five years ago.

The company, however, did not disclose any profit figures for 2010.