BASF share performance

The BASF share closed the 2021 stock market year at €61.78, a decrease of 4.5% compared with the previous year’s closing price (€64.72).

BASF’s share price reached an annual high of €72.61 in March 2021 before declining over the course of the year despite continued positive business performance. This was due to factors such as the composition of the segments’ earnings contributions. Share price development was also negatively impacted by market expectations regarding the future development of margins in the basic chemicals business.

Assuming that dividends were reinvested, BASF’s share performance rose by 0.2% in 2021. The benchmark indexes of the German and European stock markets – the DAX 40 and the EURO STOXX 50 – rose by 15.8% and 23.3% over the same period, respectively. The global industry index MSCI World Chemicals gained 21.7%.

The assets of an investor who invested €1,000 in BASF shares at the end of 2011 and reinvested the dividends in additional BASF shares would have increased to €1,733 by the end of 2021. This represents an average annual yield of 5.7%.

Change in value of an investment in BASF shares in 2021

With dividends reinvested; indexed


Long-term performance of BASF shares compared with indexes

(Average annual increase with dividends reinvested)

Last Update February 25, 2022