Agricultural Solutions

In the Agricultural Solutions segment, we aim to further strengthen our market position as an integrated provider of crop protection products, seeds and digital solutions. The portfolio comprises fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and biological crop protection products, as well as seeds and seed treatment products. Our strategy is based on innovation- driven organic growth, targeted portfolio expansion and leveraging synergies from acquisitions. Customer needs, societal expectations and regulatory requirements are our innovation drivers for the segment.


Following the successful integration of the businesses acquired from Bayer, we offer farmers a connected portfolio of agricultural solutions. Our strategy aims for innovation- driven growth in four major strategic customer segments and their crop systems: soy, corn (maize) and cotton in the Americas; wheat, canola (oilseed rape) and sunflower in North America and Europe; rice in Asia; and fruit and vegetables globally. At BASF, we believe in finding the right balance for success. With our connected offer, we can achieve this for the environment, society and agriculture alike.


Factors influencing sales

EBIT before special items


Million € 2019 2018
Sales to third parties 7,814 6,156
Share of total BASF sales (%) 13 10
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) before special items 1,809 1,128
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) 1,647 985
EBITDA margin (%) 21 16
Income from operations (EBIT) before special items 1,095 734
EBIT before special items margin (%) 14 12
Income from operations (EBIT) 928 591
EBIT margin (%) 12 10
Return on capital employed (ROCE) 5.3   5.1
Last Update June 19, 2020