Sales reported under “Other” totaled €168.8 million in 2017 (2016: €162.6 million). That was a year-over-year increase of 3.8 percent.

“Other” amounted to €32.6 million in the year under review (2016: €10.2 million). The rise was mainly due to Siltronic’s investment income, recognized under this segment since March 15, 2017.

“Other” was € –48.2 million (2016: € –76.0 million).

As of December 31, 2017, “Other” had 4,464 employees (December 31, 2016: 4,398). This WACKER segment includes management and employees at infrastructure units in Burghausen and Nünchritz, and at the Group’s corporate departments.

Divisional Shares in External Sales

Divisional Shares in External Sales (pie chart)
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