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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Segment Agricultural Solutions - Business development

Development of innovative active ingredients and solutions

The Agricultural Solutions segment consists of the Crop Protection division. We develop and produce innovative active ingredients and formulations for the improvement of crop quality and yields, and market them worldwide.

In 2008, sales to third parties rose by €272 million to €3,409 million compared to the previous year. Income from operations increased to the record high of €705 million.

In 2009, we aim to further improve our sales and earnings despite a difficult market environment.

FACTORS INFLUENCING SALES


  • Europe: Good cultivation conditions boost sales growth
  • North America: Significant negative currency effects partly offset by product line Headline
  • Asia: Increase of sales due to higher sales volumes
  • South America: New record high driven by expansion of our product portfolio

Sales Agricultural Solutions 1 (million €)

Sales Agricultural Solutions (million €) (bar chart)

1 Sales, earnings and all additional data of BASF Plant Science are not included in the Agricultural Solutions segment but reported in “Other".

Income from operations Agricultural Solutions 1 (million €)

Income from operations Agricultural Solutions (million €) (bar chart)

1 Sales, earnings and all additional data of BASF Plant Science are not included in the Agricultural Solutions segment but reported in “Other".

Factors influencing sales – Agricultural Solutions

Factors influencing sales – Agricultural Solutions (bar chart)
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Segment data Agricultural Solutions1 (million €)

 

 

2008

2007

Change in %

1

Sales, earnings and all other data of BASF Plant Science are not included in the Agricultural Solutions segment but reported in “Other.”

Sales to third parties

3,409

3,137

8.7

Intersegmental transfers

28

19

47.4

Sales including intersegmental transfers

3,437

3,156

8.9

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

905

718

26.0

Income from operations (EBIT)
before special items

706

526

34.2

Income from operations (EBIT)

705

516

36.6

Income from operations (EBIT)
after cost of capital

264

84

214.3

EBITDA in percent of sales

26.5

22.9

Assets

4,352

4,157

4.7

Research and development expenses

325

328

(0.9)

Additions to property, plant and equipment
and intangible assets

196

83

136.1

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