By  on January 23, 2013

LONDON — Unilever, the maker of brands including Sunsilk, Vaseline and Dove, said fourth-quarter revenues advanced 8.6 percent to 12.56 billion euros, or $16.2 billion.

"All categories and all geographies grew with a good overall balance between volume and price," said Paul Polman, chief executive at Unilever, who added that emerging markets once again contributed double-digit growth.

Poleman said results had been achieved in tough economic conditions, "with volatile commodity costs and in an intensely competitive environment," and that there was no room for complacency.

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