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 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 €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

16,994

17,887

(5.0)

Thereof Petrochemicals

7,785

8,260

(5.8)

Monomers

6,385

6,772

(5.7)

Intermediates

2,824

2,855

(1.1)

EBITDA

2,956

3,021

(2.2)

Income from operations before special items

2,182

2,171

0.5

Income from operations (EBIT)

2,086

2,173

(4.0)