Bayer CropScience raised sales by 11.2% (Fx & portfolio adj.) in 2014, to €9,494 million (reported: +7.7%). Crop Protection/Seeds achieved double-digit growth, due to the attractive market environment and especially to an increase in sales of the new Crop Protection products (launched since 2006) to over €1.8 billion (reported: around +23%). The Environmental Science unit also registered an increase in sales.
Strong growth with new Crop Protection products
Sales in Crop Protection/Seeds climbed by 11.6% (Fx & portfolio adj.), to €8,816 million. All business units contributed to this pleasing increase. The largest increase at Crop Protection in percentage terms was achieved in Fungicides. Sales developed positively in all parts of our Seeds business, particularly for cotton seed.
Sales in Environmental Science advanced by 6.9% (Fx & portfolio adj.) to €678 million. Consumer products posted double-digit growth. We also expanded the business with products for professional users.
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