|in million €||As at 1 Jan. 2017||Re-|
|Changes in scope of consoli-|
|Additions||Interest cost||Currency differen-|
|As at 31 Dec. 2017|
|Expected losses from onerous contracts||764.8||-5.7||8.1||0.0||-146.2||66.4||0.0||0.3||687.7|
|Expected losses from lease obligations||141.8||24.8||18.6||-24.6||-27.2||41.3||0.1||0.1||174.9|
|Compensation to customers||159.7||-1.6||0.0||-148.7||-5.9||132.8||0.0||0.0||136.3|
|Court, litigation, legal consulting costs||38.6||0.0||0.0||-4.0||-5.7||4.0||0.0||0.1||33.0|
|Other expected losses||28.4||0.0||1.0||-13.5||-4.3||11.2||0.0||-0.4||22.4|
|Expected losses from equity accounting||14.3||0.0||0.0||-1.7||-9.1||6.6||0.0||0.0||10.1|
|Provisions for guarantees and courtesy services||8.9||0.0||0.0||-5.4||-1.9||5.8||0.0||0.0||7.4|
|Interest on taxes||29.8||-0.2||0.0||-23.4||-2.3||2.4||0.0||0.0||6.3|
|Miscellaneous other provisions||229.5||-20.1||0.1||-68.7||-21.8||126.0||0.0||0.1||245.1|
A provision for location-specific onerous contracts was recognised in the amount of the current contractual obligation. In this context, contracts are classified as onerous contracts if the unavoidable costs of meeting the obligations under the contract exceed the expected economic benefits. In 2017, provisions for onerous contracts in Germany were discounted at an interest rate of 0.0 per cent (previous year: 0.0 per cent). Country-specific interest rates were used abroad. If the interest rate had remained unchanged compared with the previous year, provisions would have been 0.2 million euros lower (previous year: 2.4 million euros) (interest rate sensitivity). The reduction in provisions related mainly to the Retail Germany business segment. Despite the difficult market environment, it was possible to reduce the risk provisions.
Provisions for expected losses from lease obligations relate to lease deficits that arise because leased properties could not be subleased or could only be subleased at rates that do not cover costs.
Provisions for compensation to customers include compensation agreements not yet settled as at the balance sheet date.
Provisions for interest and taxes declined in particular due to a reduction in trade tax arrears.
|in million €|
|31 Dec. 2017||31 Dec. 2016|
|Up to 1 year||Between 1 and 5 years||After more than 5 years||Total||Up to 1 year||Between 1 and 5 years||After more than 5 years||Total|
|Expected losses from onerous contracts||118.9||326.2||242.6||687.7||131.2||419.2||214.4||764.8|
|Expected losses from lease obligations||37.9||73.0||64.0||174.9||35.5||53.6||52.7||141.8|
|Compensation to customers||136.3||0.0||0.0||136.3||159.7||0.0||0.0||159.7|
|Court, litigation, legal consulting costs||23.6||9.4||0.0||33.0||36.5||2.1||0.0||38.6|
|Other expected losses||22.2||0.2||0.0||22.4||26.5||1.7||0.2||28.4|
|Expected losses from equity accounting||10.1||0.0||0.0||10.1||14.3||0.0||0.0||14.3|
|Provisions for guarantees and courtesy services||6.3||1.1||0.0||7.4||8.0||0.9||0.0||8.9|
|Interest on taxes||6.3||0.0||0.0||6.3||29.8||0.0||0.0||29.8|
|Miscellaneous other provisions||221.8||13.5||9.8||245.1||207.9||10.9||10.7||229.5|