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Our ongoing efforts toward cost efficiency and process improvements helped the Group secure a stable financial performance, in a market environment marked by lower volatility, and a slowdown in global growth. With a strong balance sheet and steady cash flow generation from our core operations, we grew investments in 2023 and engaged in large projects to grow our business sustainably.

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, 2023, LDC delivered:

2023
US $50.6 billion
2022
US $59.9 billion
2023
80 million tons
2022
83 million tons
2023
US $22.1 billion
2022
US $21.6 billion
2023
US $6.7 billion
2022
US $6.1 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, 2023:

Net Sales By Region
Fixed Assets by Region
Headcount by Region
Europe, Middle East & Africa
North Asia
South & Southeast Asia
North America
North Latin America
South & West Latin America
US$14.2 bn 28% US$12.6 bn 25% US$11.3 bn 22% US$7.1 bn 14% US$1.6 bn 3% US$3.9 bn 8%
Net Sales US$50.6 bn
Europe, Middle East & Africa
North Asia
South & Southeast Asia
North America
North Latin America
South & West Latin America
US$519 m 12% US$353 m 8% US$546m 13% US$1,030 m 24% US$1,202 m 28% US$625 m 15%
Fixed Assets US$4,275 m
Europe, Middle East & Africa
North Asia
South & Southeast Asia
North America
North Latin America
South & West Latin America
2,316 13% 1,194 6% 1,757 10% 1,184 6% 10,001 54% 1,974 11%
18,426 Headcount

Operational indicators

In a global trade environment that saw persistent geopolitical, macroeconomic and environmental challenges, LDC delivered resilient results thanks to expertise and experience, diversified business portfolio, global presence and network, supported by ongoing efforts to drive process and cost optimization and efficiency.

2023
Value chainUS$ 1,910 millions
MerchandizingUS$ 697 million
2022
Value chainUS$ 1,817 million
MerchandizingUS$ 794 million
2023
US$ 2,222 million
2022
US$ 2,347 million
December 31, 2023
US$ 7.3 Bn
December 31, 2022
US$ 7.3 Bn
Profitability and Financing Indicators
In the year ended 31 December 2023, LDC delivered:
Return on Equity
Adjusted Net Gearing
Adjusted Leverage Ratio
16.60%
2023

18.7%
2022
0.02
December 31, 2023

0.07
December 31, 2022
0.1x
December 31, 2023

0.2x
December 31, 2022
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