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March 1, 2012
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Business review

In the Plastics segment, our sales to third parties improved from €9,830 million to €10,990 million (volumes 4%, prices 10%, currencies –2%). This significant rise was primarily due to price increases resulting from higher raw material costs. In the first half of the year in particular, we also experienced very high demand from nearly all customer sectors, especially from the automotive industry. However, the pace of growth slowed in the second half of the year. Income from operations amounted to €1,259 million, matching the level of the previous year.

Sales – Plastics
(million €)

Income from operations – Plastics
(million €)

Sales by division

Factors influencing sales – Plastics

In 2012 we aim to increase sales and earnings in an unchanged market environment.

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Segment data Plastics (million €)

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales to third parties

 

10,990

9,830

11.8

Thereof Performance Polymers

 

5,138

4,389

17.1

Polyurethanes

 

5,852

5,441

7.6

Intersegmental transfers

 

694

546

27.1

Sales including intersegmental transfers

 

11,684

10,376

12.6

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

 

1,678

1,721

(2.5)

EBITDA margin

%

15.3

17.5

Income from operations (EBIT) before special items

 

1,203

1,284

(6.3)

Income from operations (EBIT)

 

1,259

1,273

(1.1)

Income from operations (EBIT) after cost of capital

 

674

816

(17.4)

Assets

 

5,297

5,114

3.6

Research and development expenses

 

149

141

5.7

Additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

 

423

250

69.2

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