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    In another year marked by the ongoing pandemic, freight shortages and port congestion, as well as climate challenges, LDC once again navigated a complex environment to mitigate risks, minimize business disruptions and deliver for customers, while making important strides in our strategic plans.

    A Major Player

    Established in 1851, LDC is a global, vertically integrated commodities merchant with one of the most diversified portfolios in the agribusiness space.

    In the year ended 31 December 2021, LDC delivered:

    2021
    US $49.6 billion
    2020
    US $33.6 billion
    2021
    80 million tons
    2020
    80 million tons
    2021
    US $23.6 billion
    2020
    US $23.3 billion
    2021
    US $5.4 billion
    2020
    US $4.9 billion

    A Global Leader
    Active in more than 100 countries, LDC continues to reinforce its strong relationships with partners and customers in developed economies, and to pursue emerging opportunities in consumer growth markets.
    Net Sales By Region
    Fixed Assets by Region
    Headcount by Region
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    North Asia
    South & South East Asia
    North America
    North Latin America
    South & West Latin America
    US$15.0 bn 30% US$10.8 bn 22% US$11.4 bn 23% US$7.3 bn 15% US$1.6 bn 3% US$3.4 bn 7%
    Net Sales US$49.6 bn
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    North Asia
    South & South East Asia
    North America
    North Latin America
    South & West Latin America
    US$691 m 17% US$225 m 6% US$281m 7% US$1,018 m 26% US$1,173 m 29% US$601 m 15%
    Fixed Assets US$3,989 m
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    North Asia
    South & South East Asia
    North America
    North Latin America
    South & West Latin America
    2,254 13% 854 5% 1,397 8% 1,523 9% 9,201 54% 1,836 11%
    17,064 Headcount

    Operational indicators

    In a context of sustained volatility, fueled partly by pandemic-related concerns and disruptions, as well as unfavorable weather conditions affecting crop yields, LDC delivered strong financial and operating results thanks to LDC’s market insight, risk management expertise, global network and agility in adapting to changing circumstances.

    2021 – US$ 1,834 million
    Value chainUS$ 1,191 million
    MerchandizingUS$ 643 million
    2020 – US$ 1,559 million
    Value chainUS$ 1,003 million
    MerchandizingUS$ 556 million
    2021
    US$ 1,623 million
    2020
    US$ 1,324 million
    2021
    US$ 8.7 Bn
    2020
    US$ 7.7 Bn
    Profitability and Financing Indicators
    In the year ended 31 December 2021, LDC delivered:
    Return on Equity
    Adjusted Net Gearing
    Adjusted Leverage Ratio
    14.3%
    2021

    8.0%
    2020
    0.27
    2021

    0.48
    2020
    0.9x
    2021

    1.8x
    2020
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