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Colgate Announces Strong Q2 Results

Posted: July 28, 2011

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Latin America net sales rose 17.0% during the quarter with unit volume increasing 4.0%. Volume gains were led by Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. Higher pricing added 6.5% and foreign exchange was positive 6.5%. Organic sales for Latin America increased 10.5% during the quarter.

Europe/South Pacific Net sales increased 11.5% during the quarter. Unit volume increased 0.5% with 2.5% lower pricing and 13.5% positive foreign exchange. Volume gains led by the United Kingdom and Denmark were partially offset by volume declines in the GABA business and France. Organic sales for Europe/South Pacific declined 2.0%.

Greater Asia/Africa Net sales and unit volume increased 12.0% and 6.5%, respectively, during the quarter. Volume gains were led by the greater China region, India and Malaysia. Pricing was level with the year ago quarter and foreign exchange was positive 5.5%.

The complete report is available from Colgate.