BASF - Statistics & Facts

BASF is a German chemical company and the world’s largest company within the chemical industry, based on revenue. In 2019, BASF generated approximately 59.3 billion euros of revenue and reported a net income of some 8.42 billion euros. BASF sells most of its products to customers from the chemical and plastic industries, as well as from the energy and resources sectors. More than 117,000 people are employed worldwide by BASF.

The company consists of six segments, or seven when the segment 'other' is taken into account. Today, BASF's Surface Technologies is the largest segment, yielding about 13.14 billion euros of revenue in 2019. The other BASF segments include Agricultural Solutions, Chemicals, Industrial Solutions, Materials, and Nutrition & Care.

From a regional point of view, BASF generated 43 percent of its revenue in home region of Europe in 2019. North America is the second largest market, responsible for some 28 percent of the company’s total revenue. BASF predicts that by 2020, the so called emerging markets will be responsible for almost half of its total revenue.

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