China’s revenue increased, with strong volume growth especially in project and professional channels. The campaign “A million colorful starts” continued its successful run. The business also launched Dulux Guardian, a premium, low-VOC, low-odor emulsion for interior walls.
Our South East Asia Pacific markets continued to suffer from volume and revenue decline, reflecting the weak market conditions in the region. Strong cost control partially compensated for the negative volume trends.
Revenue in India and South Asia grew, mainly driven by margin management offset by lower volumes. The business successfully launched the Dulux Rainbow & Guardian range.