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Global powers of the consumer products industry 2009

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Global powers of consumer products 2009

The research report  Global powers of the consumer products industry 2009 identifies the 250 largest consumer products companies around the world based on publicly available data for the companies’ fiscal year 2007 (encompasses fiscal years ended through June 2008). But this report is much more than a list – included in its pages are discussions that together provide much-needed perspective on the industry, including:

  • The effects of the current economic downturn on consumer markets around the world
  • The challenges currently facing companies in the industry
  • Strategic options for consumer products companies to consider in this changed economy
  • A look at "Q" ratio - a way of drawing inferences about the future performance of consumer products companies by examining current financial information

Top 10 consumer products companies:

Company Name Country Rank FY07 net sales (US$mil) FY07 sales growth
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. South Korea 1 106,388 15.3%
Hewlett-Packard Company United States 2 104,286 13.8%
Nestlé SA Switzerland 3 89,724 9.2%
The Procter & Gamble Company United States 4 83,503 9.2%
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Japan 5 79,625 -0.4%
Altria Group, Inc. United States 6 73,801 -27.2%
Sony Corporation Japan 7 72,012 8.4%
Nokia Corporation Finland 8 69,987 24.2%
Toshiba Corporation Japan 9 67,326 7.8%
Dell Inc. United States 10 61,133 6.5%

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