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2016 was marked by strong supply and abundant inventories for some commodities, which led to challenging market conditions, worsened by volatility working against some market fundamentals. In this adverse context, Louis Dreyfus Company reported US$49.8 billion in consolidated net sales. We also posted a consolidated income before tax of US$365 million, and consolidated Net Income, Group Share, of US$305 million.

In 2016, we transported and processed approximately 81 million tons of commodities, stable compared to 2015.

Our diversified product range, extensive geographical reach, integrated value chain, best-in-class risk management, merchandising expertise and long-standing commercial relationships all ensure that Louis Dreyfus Company is in a strong position to perform consistently amidst changing markets.

Net sales in 2016

US$49.8 billion

2015: US$55.7 billion

Volumes

81 million tons

81 million tons shipped to destination, unchanged compared to 2015

Segment Operating Results

US$1,167 million

2015: US$1,356 million

Gross Margin and Share of income in associates and joint ventures

Net income Group share

US$305 million

2015: US$211 million

Equity Group share

US$5,115 million

2015: US$4,849 million

Fixed assets

Close to US$4,000 million

Intangible assets and property,plant & equipment.

Capex

US$354 million

2015: US$420 million

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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