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Colgate Reports 4Q; Fiscal 2007
Posted: February 1, 2008
page 3 of 3Greater Asia/Africa sales and unit volume increased 18.5% and 6.5%, respectively. The strong volume gains were led by India, Russia and the rest of the CIS countries, Malaysia, South Africa, the Gulf States and the Greater China region, where volume increased double-digit for the third consecutive quarter. For the division as a whole, pricing increased 3.0% and foreign exchange added 9.0%. Operating profit for the region increased 30% to an all- time record level, even after a sizable increase in advertising spending during the quarter.
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