Fourth quarter sales were also even at $5.3 billion and adjusting operating profit was up 5%. Personal care sales decreased 1%. Sales in North America were even with the year-ago period. Volumes were up 3%, while net selling prices fell 2%, including increased promotional activity in the baby and child care categories, and currency rates were unfavorable by 1%. Adult care volumes increased high-single digits, including benefits from product innovations and market share gains. Huggies diaper volumes were up mid-single digits, with benefits from improved Huggies Snug & Dry diapers. Childcare and feminine care volumes were down low-single digits.
Sales in K-C International increased 5% despite a 6 point negative impact from changes in currency rates. Sales volumes were up 9% and the combined impact of higher net selling prices and improved product mix added 2 points of growth. Volumes increased in China, Russia, Vietnam and throughout most of Latin America, including Brazil and Venezuela.