Household goods company Reckitt Benckiser has reported a 17% increase in third-quarter sales to £1,243m, on net profit up 10% at £192m.

The group added that the results were boosted by new products such as Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White, Airwick Freshmatic, Cillit Bang Stain and Drain and Finish 5in1.

The results were welcomed by analysts who said that the update “confirmed the continued strength of the core business”.