(31) Employees

The average number of employees in the LANXESS Group in 2013 was 17,430 (2012: 16,962). The increase compared to the previous year was mainly due to new hires at various sites and to additions to the companies consolidated.

Employees by Function
 
  2012 2013
     
Production 12,222 12,456
Marketing 2,050 2,082
Administration 1,873 1,980
Research 817 912
  16,962 17,430