10 Operating expenses by nature

10 Operating expenses by nature

The table below illustrates certain items of expense recognized in the income statement using a classification based on their nature within the Group:

 

 

 

 

€ million

Note

2019

2018

Employee benefit expenses

11

1 293

1 180

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

21

123

117

Amortization of intangible assets

19

190

170

Impairment of non-financial assets (net)

13

2

0

Total

 

1 608

1 467