We continued our profitable growth path with a strong business development in the third quarter despite ongoing supply chain constraints and headwinds from raw material and energy prices. We were able to increase our Group unit sales year-on-year to 134,972 units in Q3 2022 (+ 27 %, Q3 2021: 106,304 units). Supported by this increase as well as improved net pricing, favorable effects from exchange rates (FX) and higher contributions from aftersales business, Group revenue significantly rose by 47 % to € 13.5 billion (Q3 2021: € 9.2 billion). We see a continued strong demand environment. The order backlog has increased compared to the prior-year level.
Group EBIT (adj.) increased by 159 % to € 1,273 million in the reporting period (Q3 2021: € 491 million). In the Industrial Business (IB), EBIT (adj.) of € 1.223 million was 158 % higher than in the same period of the prior year (€ 475 million). The adjusted Return on Sales (ROS adj.) aggregates to 9.4 % (Q3 2021: 5.4 %).