BASF’s segments

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)

Performance Products

Segment Performance Products (photo)

Our Performance Products lend stability and color to many everyday items and help to improve their application properties. Our product portfolio also includes vitamins and other 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 €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

15,534

15,713

(1.1)

Thereof Dispersions & Pigments

3,557

3,668

(3.0)

Care Chemicals

4,871

4,898

(0.6)

Nutrition & Health

2,088

1,959

6.6

Paper Chemicals

1,442

1,564

(7.8)

Performance Chemicals

3,576

3,624

(1.3)

EBITDA

1,987

2,090

(4.9)

Income from operations before special items

1,365

1,421

(3.9)

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,100

1,276

(13.8)

Functional Materials & Solutions

Segment Functional Materials & Solutions (photo)

In the Functional Materials & Solutions segment, we bundle system solutions, services and innovative products for specific sectors and customers, in particular for the automotive, electrical, chemical and construction industries as well as for household applications and for sports and leisure. Our portfolio comprises catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane systems, 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 Materials & Solutions (million €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

17,252

17,049

1.2

Thereof Catalysts

5,708

5,568

2.5

Construction Chemicals

2,120

2,315

(8.4)

Coatings

2,927

2,961

(1.1)

Performance Materials

6,497

6,205

4.7

EBITDA

1,498

1,363

9.9

Income from operations before special items

1,070

932

14.8

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,027

806

27.4

Agricultural Solutions

Segment Agricultural Solutions (photo)

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 of 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 €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

5,227

4,679

11.7

EBITDA

1,375

1,182

16.3

Income from operations before special items

1,222

1,037

17.8

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,208

1,026

17.7

Oil & Gas

Segment Oil & Gas (photo)

We focus our exploration and production on oil and gas-rich regions in Europe, North Africa, South America, Russia and the Middle East. 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 €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

14,776

12,740

16.0

Thereof Exploration & Production

2,929

2,584

13.4

Natural Gas Trading

11,847

10,156

16.7

EBITDA

3,144

2,445

28.6

Income from operations before special items

1,969

1,876

5.0

Income from operations (EBIT)

2,516

1,676

50.1

Net income

1,780

1,201

48.2