British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has reported a dip in sales for the first half of 2018, after a weak pricing and a Brazilian transport strike.
Pre-tax profits fell to €3.2bn, down from €3.3bn for the same period in 2017.
However underlying sales rose 1.9% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in the previous year.
Unilever said it had completed its exit from the spreads market, and was continuing to evolve its portfolio in both Europe and North America, to respond to consumer demand for organic, natural, vegan, health and wellness products.
The consumer goods giant said its full year expectations remain unchanged.