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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 December 31, 2021, LDC delivered:

2021
US $49.6 billion
2020
US $33.6 billion
2021
84 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.

In the year ended December 31, 2021:

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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