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Revenue of BASF 1999-2019

In 2019 BASF, the largest diversified chemical company in the world, generated a revenue of around 59 billion euros.

Revenue of BASF

Headquarted in Ludwigshafen, Germany, it is composed of twelve divisions that are grouped into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. These segments were newly structured, however, in January 2019. Accordingly, only data for the previous segment structure was available for 2018. The segment that generated the most revenue in 2018 was their Functional Materials & Solutions segment, at 21.4 billion euros. Their chemicals segment generated the second highest amount of revenue that year, bringing in 16.5 billion euros. The region that generated the most revenue that year was Europe, accounting for a 45 percent share of their revenue. Following Europe was their North America region, which accounted for a 27 percent share of revenues that year.

Employees of BASF

In 2019, BASF had 117,628 employees, a slight decrease from the 122,404 employed in 2018. BASF’s net income has fluctuated since 2005. In 2019, they reported a net income of 8.4 billion euros, an increase from the 4.7 billion euros that were reported in 2018.

BASF's revenue from 1999 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from several annual reports.
** BASF has applied International Financial Reporting Standards 10 and 11 as well as International Accounting Standard 19 (revised) since January 1, 2013. Figures for 2012 have been restated; no restatement has been made for 2011 and earlier.

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