Merck KGaA is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical and chemical groups. Net sales break down by family of products as follows:
- pharmaceutical products (41.6%): prescription drugs for the treatment of diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, inflammatory disorders, etc.;
- solutions and products for scientific and biotechnological research (42.6%) ;
- performance materials (15.8%): pigments and additives, liquid crystals, specialty chemicals, carbon-based organic materials, etc.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: Germany (6.3%), Switzerland (1.3%), Europe (21.7%), China (14.1%), Asia/Pacific (20.6%), the United States (24.8%), North America (1.3%), Latin America (6.3%), Middle East and Africa (3.6%).