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.
2015: US$55.7 billion
81 million tons
81 million tons shipped to destination, unchanged compared to 2015
2015: US$1,356 million
Gross Margin and Share of income in associates and joint ventures
2015: US$211 million
2015: US$4,849 million
Close to US$4,000 million
Intangible assets and property,plant & equipment.
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.