The Coca-Cola has posted net operating revenues of $35.81bn in the first nine months ended 27 September 2013, down by 2%, as against the net operating revenues of $36.56bn during the comparable period in 2012.

For the third quarter (Q3) of 2013, net operating revenues decreased 3% to $12.03bn from $12.34bn in Q3 2012.

The decrease in net operating revenues was due to increase in concentrate sales and price/mix, which was offset by impact from structural changes and currency headwind.

Net income for the first nine months of 2013 totalled $6.87bn, down 4%, compared to net income of $7.15bn in 2012.

Net income increased from $2.31bn in Q3 2012 to $2.44bn in Q3 2013, up by 6%.

The company reported gross profit of $21.7bn in the year-to-date 2013, down by 2%, compared to $22.13bn in the same period in 2012.

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2013 decreased to $7.23bn from $7.48bn, a fall of 3%.

The Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said their global volume grew 2% in the quarter and they continued to grow worldwide value share in total non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages due to the strength of their portfolio, the diversity of their global footprint and an ongoing focus on marketplace execution.

"While we saw sequential improvement in the business compared to the second quarter, together with our global bottling partners, we remain constructively discontent and resolutely focused on further advancing our growth trajectory," Kent added.

"Together with our global bottling partners, we are investing in our brands and our capabilities to further strengthen our system and to drive sustainable growth and value."