Chemicals

Segment Chemicals (photo)

The Chemicals segment comprises our business with basic chemicals and intermediates. Its portfolio ranges from solvents, plasticizers and high-volume monomers to glues and electronic chemicals as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, plant protection and medicines. In addition to supplying customers in the chemical industry and numerous other sectors, we also ensure that other BASF segments are supplied with chemicals for producing downstream products.

Key data Chemicals (in million €)

 

 

2014

2013

Change in %

Sales

 

16,968

16,994

(0.2)

Thereof Petrochemicals

 

7,832

7,785

0.6

Monomers

 

6,337

6,385

(0.8)

Intermediates

 

2,799

2,824

(0.9)

EBITDA

 

3,212

2,956

8.7

Income from operations before special items

 

2,367

2,182

8.5

Income from operations (EBIT)

 

2,396

2,086

14.9