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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Business development

Innovations for the health of crops

The Agricultural Solutions segment consists of the Crop Protection division. We develop and produce innovative active ingredients and formulations for the improvement of crop health and yields, and market them worldwide. BASF Plant Science conducts research in the field of plant biotechnology.

Sales to third parties rose by €237 million compared with the previous year to €3,646 million. Income from operations increased to a record high of €769 million.

We aim for sales growth in 2010 despite a difficult market environment. We aim to keep earnings at the high level of 2009.

Sales Agricultural Solutions
(million €)

Agricultural Solutions – Sales (bar chart)

Income from operations Agricultural Solutions
(million €)

Agricultural Solutions – Income from operations (bar chart)

Factors influencing sales Agricultural Solutions

Agricultural Solutions – Factors influencing sales (bar chart)
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Segment data Agricultural Solutions 1 (million €)

 

 

 

2009

2008

Change in %

1

Sales, earnings and all other data of BASF Plant Science are not included in the Agricultural Solutions segment but reported in “Other”.

Sales to third parties

3,646

3,409

7.0

Intersegmental transfers

33

28

17.9

Sales including intersegmental transfers

3,679

3,437

7.0

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

973

905

7.5

EBITDA as a percentage of sales

26.7

26.5

Income from operations (EBIT) before special items

776

706

9.9

Income from operations (EBIT)

769

705

9.1

Income from operations (EBIT) after cost of capital

329

264

24.6

Assets

4,681

4,352

7.6

Research and development expenses

355

325

9.2

Additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

183

196

(6.6)

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