Essentially, Wacker Chemie AG’s prospects for the next two years mirror the business trend at WACKER, which is fully explained in the Group’s Outlook section.

WACKER expects the world economy to grow over the next two years, despite all the economic turbulence and increased risks. Economic momentum will be slower, though, due to the difficult underlying conditions.

We assume that sales for 2012 will increase slightly compared with the previous year. From today’s perspective, we forecast a rise in sales for 2013. We anticipate that net income will remain in solidly positive territory in 2012 and 2013. We believe that WACKER is on the right course for continuing its growth trend in the next two years.