Babycare revenue decreased 1.6% in H1 2019, as a result of lower retailer brand diaper volumes sold in Europe, while revenue of Ontex brand diapers in markets outside of Europe was higher. Baby pants grew in the first half of 2019.
Revenue of Adult Inco products in H1 2019 rose 0.4%, on top of a strong performance in the first half of last year. Revenue in retail channels was up 4%, while in institutional channels sales were lower. Adult pants sales posted broad-based growth, supported by investments in expanding production capacity.
H1 2019 Femcare revenue was down 7.1%, due to a high comparable base in 2018 and lower retailer brand volumes linked to contract losses. Sales of organic cotton tampons were well ahead of a year ago.