Essentially, Wacker Chemie AG’s prospects for the next two years mirror the business trend at WACKER described in detail in the Group’s Outlook section.
Uncertainty remains high about the global economic outlook. Despite the risks, WACKER expects the world economy to expand slightly in 2013. Growth in China and other emerging economies could regain some momentum during 2013. There will also be moderate growth in the USA. In Europe, economic activity is still dampened by the sovereign-debt crisis.
For 2013, we expect sales to come in at the previous year’s level. From today’s perspective, our 2014 forecast is for sales growth. We anticipate that net income will be in positive territory in 2013 and 2014.