In publishing some key figures for the first half ended on March 31, Carl Zeiss said that its Vision Care strategic business unit expanded its market position, in particular by seizing growth opportunities offered by dynamic economies like China and Brazil. No further details were given about the Vision Care BU, which belongs to the Consumer Markets segment, along with other products such as movie and camera lenses, which also showed an upward trend during the period. Overall, the revenues from the Consumer Markets segment went up by 10 percent to €593 million. Total group revenues increased by 9 percent to €3,019 million, generating a significantly higher operating margin (Ebit) of 14.7 percent. For the full financial year, the Ebit margin is predicted to remain stable on revenues of over €6 billion.