General
Information
Last Update:
Mar. 10, 2011
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Regional results

Regional trends

  • Europe: development of Strategy 2020; expansion of existing successful approaches based on countries, customers and industries
  • North America: concentration on innovation, cross-divisional cooperation and attractive customer and market segments; construction of a plant in Elyria, Ohio, to produce innovative cathode materials
  • Asia Pacific: agreement to expand cooperation with partners PETRONAS in Malaysia and Sinopec in China; significant progress in implementing Strategy 2020 for Asia Pacific
  • South America, Africa, Middle East: construction of a plant for sodium methylate – a key chemical for the efficient production of biodiesel – in Guaratinguetá, Brazil

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Regions1 (million €)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales
by location of company

 

Sales
by location of customer

 

Income from operations
(EBIT)

 

2010

2009

Change in %

 

2010

2009

Change in %

 

2010

2009

Change in %

1

The regional classification of some Central American countries has been changed, the previous year’s figures have been adjusted.

Europe

35,156

30,375

15.7

 

33,201

28,532

16.4

 

5,206

2,390

117.8

Thereof Germany

25,426

21,543

18.0

 

12,225

10,666

14.6

 

3,769

1,855

103.2

North America

13,246

9,404

40.9

 

12,886

9,480

35.9

 

1,107

503

120.1

Asia Pacific

11,642

7,997

45.6

 

12,510

8,706

43.7

 

1,271

503

152.7

South America, Africa, Middle East

3,829

2,917

31.3

 

5,276

3,975

32.7

 

177

281

(37.0)

 

63,873

50,693

26.0

 

63,873

50,693

26.0

 

7,761

3,677

111.1

Sales by region (location of company)

Sales by region (pie chart)

Income from operations by region

Income from operations by region (pie chart)
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Assets by region (share in %)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

Inventories

 

Accounts receivable, trade

 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

Europe

59

60

 

53

56

 

54

56

North America

21

21

 

26

25

 

16

16

Asia Pacific

16

15

 

15

13

 

20

19

South America, Africa, Middle East

4

4

 

6

6

 

10

9

 

100

100

 

100

100

 

100

100

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