BASF's segments

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)

Plastics

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 insulating rigid foams they increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators.

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Key data Plastics (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

11,402

10,990

3.7

Thereof Performance Polymers

5,110

5,138

(0.5)

Polyurethanes

6,292

5,852

7.5

EBITDA

1,314

1,678

(21.7)

Income from operations before special items

873

1,203

(27.4)

Income from operations (EBIT)

874

1,259

(30.6)

Performance Products

Our Performance Products lend stability and color to countless everyday items and help to improve their application properties. Our product portfolio also includes vitamins and food additives as well as ingredients for pharmaceuticals and for hygiene, home and personal care items. Other products from this segment 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.

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Key data Performance Products (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

15,871

15,697

1.1

Thereof Dispersions & Pigments

3,677

3,509

4.8

Care Chemicals

4,957

5,174

(4.2)

Nutrition & Health

1,959

1,862

5.2

Paper Chemicals

1,634

1,623

0.7

Performance Chemicals

3,644

3,529

3.3

EBITDA

2,113

2,312

(8.6)

Income from operations before special items

1,428

1,727

(17.3)

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,286

1,361

(5.5)

Functional Solutions

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, battery materials, automotive and industrial coatings and concrete admixtures as well as construction systems such as tile adhesives and decorative paints.

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Key data Functional Solutions (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

11,460

11,361

0.9

Thereof Catalysts

6,184

6,380

(3.1)

Construction Chemicals

2,315

2,181

6.1

Coatings

2,961

2,800

5.8

EBITDA

894

921

(2.9)

Income from operations before special items

561

559

0.4

Income from operations (EBIT)

435

427

1.9

Agricultural Solutions

Our crop protection products guard against fungal diseases, insects and weeds, increase the quality of agricultural products and secure crop yields. Our research in plant biotechnology concentrates on plants for greater efficiency in agriculture, better nutrition, and 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.

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Key data Agricultural Solutions (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

4,679

4,165

12.3

EBITDA

1,182

981

20.5

Income from operations before special items

1,037

810

28.0

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,026

808

27.0

Oil & Gas

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.

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Key data Oil & Gas (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

16,700

12,051

38.6

Thereof Exploration & Production

5,330

3,182

67.5

Natural Gas Trading

11,370

8,869

28.2

EBITDA

4,721

2,616

80.5

Income from operations before special items

4,104

2,111

94.4

Income from operations (EBIT)

3,904

2,111

84.9

Net income

1,201

1,064

12.9