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Petrochemicals

The Petrochemicals division is the cornerstone of BASF’s petrochemical-based value chains throughout the regions. The division manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of high-quality basic chemicals and tailored specialties for internal and external customers.

Sales by region 2017 (location of customer)

Region Sales in %  
Europe 55% 1
North America 34% 2
Asia Pacific 8% 3
South America, Africa, Middle East 3% 4

Sales by direct customer industry 2017

Direct customer industry Sales in %  
Chemicals 73% 1
Plastics & rubber 10% 2
Consumer goods 5% 3
Energy & resources 8% 4
Construction 2% 5
Other 2% 6

Key capabilities of BASF

  • Strong Verbund sites with world-scale production facilities
  • Leading process technology and operational excellence
  • Strong global market position with regional production
  • Highly qualified and experienced personnel
  • Outstanding market knowledge and technical capabilities
Last Update 15 June 2018