The Procter & Gamble Company reported net sales of $20.1 billion for the July-September quarter, a 2% increase behind broad-based volume growth. Organic sales, which exclude the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign exchange, rose 4%.
In the baby care and family care sector, net sales increased 2% in the first fiscal quarter to $3.7 billion on volume growth of 10%. Organic sales grew 5%. Pricing lowered net sales by 2%. Mix reduced net sales by 3% driven mainly by disproportionate growth of mid-tier product lines, larger package sizes and developing regions, all of which have lower-than-segment-aver- age selling prices. Unfavorable foreign exchange reduced net sales by 3%. Volume increased double digits in developing regions and high single digits in developed regions. Baby care volume was up high single digits behind the geographic expansion of Pampers Dry Max and market size growth and distribution expansion in developing regions.