Chemicals

The Chemicals segment comprises our business with basic chemicals and intermediates. Our portfolio ranges from solvents, plasticizers, glues and electronic chemicals to starting materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, as well as for crop protection products and pharmaceuticals. 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.

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Key data Chemicals (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

13,824

12,958

6.7

Thereof Inorganics

1,735

1,415

22.6

Petrochemicals

9,179

8,839

3.8

Intermediates

2,910

2,704

7.6

EBITDA

2,409

3,188

(24.4)

Income from operations before special items

1,717

2,441

(29.7)

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,718

2,442

(29.6)