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

Segment Plastics - Business development

Energy-efficient materials, innovative solutions

Sales by division (million €)

Sales by division (million €) – Plastics (pie chart)

BASF is one of the world’s leading producers of plastics. The Performance Polymers and Polyurethanes divisions offer our customers energy-efficient products, system solutions and services.

Sales to third parties decreased slightly by €301 million to €9,675 million (volumes –2%, prices 3%, currencies –4%). In the wake of the economic crisis, income from operations dropped significantly due to lower volumes and margins. At €530 million, income from operations was €642 million lower than in 2007. In 2009, we expect sales to decrease. We aim to increase earnings due to lower one-time charges and optimized cost structures.

Sales Plastics (million €)

Sales Plastics (million €) (bar chart)

Income from operations Plastics (million €)

Income from operations Plastics (million €) (bar chart)

Factors influencing sales – Plastics

Factors influencing sales – Plastics (bar chart)
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Segment data (million €)

 

 

 

2008

2007

Change in %

Sales to third parties

9,675

9,976

(3.0)

Thereof Performance Polymers

4,535

4,810

(5.7)

Polyurethanes

5,140

5,166

(0.5)

Intersegmental transfers

642

828

(22.5)

Sales including intersegmental transfers

10,317

10,804

(4.5)

Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

962

1,655

(41.9)

Income from operations (EBIT)
before special items

544

1,261

(56.9)

Income from operations (EBIT)

530

1,172

(54.8)

Income from operations (EBIT)
after cost of capital

(42)

626

EBITDA in percent of sales

9.9

16.6

Assets

5,060

5,605

(9.7)

Research and development expenses

147

142

3.5

Additions to property, plant and equipment
and intangible assets

478

510

(6.3)

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