Metso has registered an all-time-high quarter in order intake due to strong demand in all its segments in both capital equipment and in the services business. New orders worth EUR 2,883 million were received in April–June, i.e. 73 per cent more than in the comparison period (EUR 1,671 million). Orders received from the services business increased and were EUR 866 million, i.e. 31 percent of all orders received (EUR 680 million and 41 per cent). Net sales increased 14 percent on the comparison period, and were EUR 1,567 million (EUR 1,370 million). Commenting on the second quarter results Matti Kähkönen, Metso's President and CEO said, "Metso continued to make strong progress in the second quarter; we received more new orders in April-June than ever before. Demand in all of our customer industries was at a good or satisfactory level, both in capital equipment and in the services business. Emerging markets continued to account for an impressive share of orders received, at 60 percent. However, in spite of healthy demand, there is increased uncertainty in the global economy." He added, "We have a very solid base for the future, and we will now further increase our focus on successful and cost-effective delivery, while continuing to win profitable orders. We expect the level of good business activity in our customer industries to continue for the rest of 2011 despite the economic and financial uncertainties."