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3. Notes

11. Operating expenses by nature

11. 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

2020

2019

Employee benefit expenses

12

1 316

1 293

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

22

139

123

Amortization of intangible assets

20

215

190

Impairment of non-financial assets (net)

14

0

2

Total

 

1 670

1 608