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BASF’s segments

Chemicals

Segment Chemicals (Foto)

In the Chemicals segment, we supply products to customers in the chemical, electronics, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries as well as many others. We also ensure that other BASF segments are supplied with chemicals for producing downstream products. Our portfolio ranges from basic chemicals, glues and electronic chemicals for the semiconductor and solar cell industries, to solvents and plasticizers, as well as starting materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, and pharmaceuticals.

Sales Chemicals (%)

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Key data Chemicals (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

12,958

11,377

13.9

EBITDA

3,188

3,000

6.3

Income from operations before special items

2,441

2,302

6.0

Income from operations (EBIT)

2,442

2,310

5.7

Plastics

Segment Plastics (Foto)

The Plastics segment includes a broad range of products, system solutions and services. We offer a number of engineering plastics for the automotive and electrical industries as well as for use in household appliances and sports and leisure products. Our styrenic foams are used as insulating materials in the construction industry and in packaging. Our polyurethanes are extremely versatile: As soft foams, for example, they improve car seats and mattresses, and as rigid foams they increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators.

Sales Plastics (%)

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Key data Plastics (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

10,990

9,830

11.8

EBITDA

1,678

1,721

(2.5)

Income from operations before special items

1,203

1,284

(6.3)

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,259

1,273

(1.1)

Performance Products

Segment Performance Products (Foto)

Performance Products lend stability and color to countless everyday items and help to improve their application profile. Our product portfolio includes vitamins and food additives as well as ingredients for pharmaceuticals and for hygiene, home and personal care items. Other Performance Products improve processes in the paper industry, oil and gas production, mining and water treatment. They can also enhance the efficiency of fuels and lubricants, the effectiveness of adhesives and coatings, and the stability of plastics.

Sales Performance Products (%)

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Key data Performance Products (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

15,697

12,288

27.7

EBITDA

2,312

2,162

6.9

Income from operations before special items

1,727

1,554

11.1

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,361

1,345

1.2

Functional Solutions

Segment Functional Solutions (Foto)

In the Functional Solutions segment, we bundle system solutions and innovative products for specific sectors and customers, in particular for the automotive, chemical and construction industries. Our portfolio comprises automotive and industrial catalysts, automotive and industrial coatings and concrete admixtures as well as construction systems such as tile adhesives and architectural coatings.

Sales Functional Solutions (%)

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Key data Functional Solutions (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

11,361

9,703

17.1

EBITDA

921

861

7.0

Income from operations before special items

559

467

19.7

Income from operations (EBIT)

427

457

(6.6)

Agricultural Solutions

Segment Agricultural Solutions (Foto)

Our crop protection products guard against fungal diseases, insects and weeds and they increase quality and secure crop yields. Our research in plant biotechnology concentrates on plants for greater efficiency in agriculture, healthier nutrition and for use as renewable raw materials.


Research and development expenses, sales, earnings and all other data pertaining to BASF Plant Science are not included in the Agricultural Solutions segment; they are reported in Other.

Sales Agricultural Solutions (%)

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Key data Agricultural Solutions (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

4,165

4,033

3.3

EBITDA

981

938

4.6

Income from operations before special items

810

749

8.1

Income from operations (EBIT)

808

749

7.9

Oil & Gas

Segment Oil & Gas (Foto)

As the largest German producer of oil and gas, we focus our exploration and production on oil- and gas-rich regions in Europe, North Africa, South America, Russia and the Caspian Sea region. Together with our Russian partner Gazprom, we are active in the transport, storage and trading of natural gas in Europe.

Sales Oil & Gas (%)

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Key data Oil & Gas (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Change
in %

Sales

12,051

10,791

11.7

EBITDA

2,616

2,977

(12.1)

Income from operations before special items

2,111

2,430

(13.1)

Income from operations (EBIT)

2,111

2,334

(9.6)

Net income

1,064

923

15.3

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