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Group 17: Other operating expenses

in TEUR20112010
Write-off of inventories to net realisable value 2.631 2.202
Disposal, impairment of assets 607 3.483
Other taxes and charges 3.724 3.557
Other operating expenses 18.614 13.361
Total 25.576 22.603

Other taxes and charges include charges for the use of building plot, water charge, environmental taxes, membership fees in mandatory associations, and other mandatory taxes and charges. 

Other expenses include mostly expenditure on ecology, of which the majority under the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, costs of restructuring the Asko Group, scholarships expense, and compensation in damages.