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12 – Personnel expenses and employees

Personnel expenses

Personnel expenses increased by 6.0%, from €8,576 million in 2011 to €9,089 million in 2012. This was chiefly attributable to the higher number of employees, wage and salary increases, and higher additions to provisions for the stock-price-based compensation program (long-term incentive program) due to higher fair values as well as to the larger number of outstanding options.

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Personnel expenses (million €)

 

2012

2011

Wages and salaries

7,355

6,856

Social security contributions and expenses for pensions and assistance

1,734

1,720

Thereof for pension benefits

427

465

 

9,089

8,576

Number of employees

The number of employees was 113,262 as of December 31, 2012 (December 31, 2011: 111,141).

The number of employees in proportionally consolidated companies is included in full in the table below. Considered pro rata, the average number of employees in the BASF Group was 112,388 in 2012 and 110,403 in 2011.

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Average number of employees

 

Fully consolidated companies

 

Proportionally consolidated companies

 

BASF Group

 

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

Europe

70,902

70,180

 

315

450

 

71,217

70,630

Thereof Germany

52,498

51,395

 

16

15

 

52,514

51,410

North America

16,216

16,104

 

498

497

 

16,714

16,601

Asia Pacific

16,140

15,143

 

3,317

3,139

 

19,457

18,282

South America, Africa, Middle East

7,065

6,933

 

 

7,065

6,933

BASF Group

110,323

108,360

 

4,130

4,086

 

114,453

112,446

Thereof apprentices

2,464

2,236

 

2

 

2,464

2,238

temporary staff

2,913

2,766

 

86

134

 

2,999

2,900