Balance Sheet Disclosures

27. TRADE RECEIVABLES

Breakdown of Trade Receivables
in million €31 Dec. 201831 Dec. 2017
Trade receivables from third parties859.1875.7
Trade receivables from associates521.5358.0
Trade receivables from joint ventures16.225.0
Trade receivables from affiliated companies3.53.4
Trade receivables from other long-term investments0.30.3
Total1,400.61,262.4

The increase in trade receivables from associates is primarily in relation to the balance sheet date.