Bayer CropScience raised sales in 2013 by 9.4% (Fx & portfolio adj.) to €8,819 million (reported: +5.2%). Thus we succeeded in substantially growing the business despite the late start to the season in the northern hemisphere.
Strong growth with new Crop Protection products
Sales in Crop Protection / Seeds developed positively, due to the attractive market environment and especially to an increase in sales of the new Crop Protection products we have launched since 2006 to more than €1,510 million (reported: approx. +30%). Sales in the Seeds unit rose slightly overall despite reduced canola and cotton acreages in North America. The Environmental Science unit also registered a small increase in sales.
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