BASF agchem sales up 5% in Q3
BASF's agrochemical sales rose by 4.6% to €1,054 million ($1,430 million at the current rate) in the third quarter of 2013. Volumes were up by 8%, prices by 4% and portfolio changes added 3%. However, the gains were partly offset by a 10% decline from adverse currency effects. The business saw increases across all major product categories and most geographic regions. Revenues were also boosted by the acquisition of Becker Underwood (Agrow No 654, p 2).