The Danish brewer claimed its market share had risen to 16.2% in the first six months, with gains in both on- and off-trade.
June was positively affected by the World Cup, but the beer market had dropped off by 1% since, it added.
Total Carlsberg Group operating profit increased by 12% in the first six months of 2010, though beer volumes were down by 2% at 55.8 million hl.
Chief executive Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen said: “The group’s performance was strong for the first six months in spite of challenging consumer dynamics.
“We will continue to balance our plans to improve efficiency and margins with our ambitions to drive top-line growth.”