This statistic depicts the revenue of the Unilever Group worldwide from 2005 to 2012, by product segment. In 2011, the global revenue generated by the Unilever Group's personal care product segment was about 15.47 billion euros.
Founded on January 1, 1930 by the merger of the British soapmaker Lever Brothers and the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie, Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch multi-national consumer goods company that produces food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. In 2012, the Unilever Group had a global revenue that amounted to about 51.32 billion euros. The largest product segment of the Unilever Group is their personal care segment, which accounted for 35 percent of the companies global revenue share and generated just over 18 billion euros in 2012.
Unilever has a plethora of brands ranging from food and beverage to home and personal care; seventeen of these brands generate annual sales of one billion euros or more. Dove is Unilever's biggest product brand and in 2013 it generated about 4.93 billion US dollars.
Unilever's largest international competitors are Nestlé and Procter & Gamble. Procter & Gamble, also known as P&G, is the biggest consumer goods company in the world. It mainly manufactures laundry and cleaning supply products as well as products in the cosmetics and personal care sector. The company's roots date back to the year 1837 when it was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the company's headquarters still remains. In 2013, four of the company's brands were ranked within the top fifteen personal care brands in the world; the leading one being Gillette, which had a brand value of about 17.82 billion US dollars.