Income Statement Disclosures
|in million €||2018||2017|
|Income from advertising services||929.9||793.4|
|Income from additional services for goods traffic||855.5||787.2|
|Income from other services||499.8||471.8|
|Income from the reversal of provisions||352.6||264.5|
|Income from the reversal of provisions with the nature of a liability||51.9||61.3|
|Income from exchange rate changes||30.7||8.1|
|Income from reversals of impairment losses on non-current assets||27.7||7.8|
|Income from bad debts previously written off||26.3||21.5|
|Income from the collection of liabilities||20.8||15.9|
|Income from the disposal of non-current assets||20.5||29.5|
|Income from damage claims||0.5||18.7|
|Miscellaneous other operating income||169.3||170.3|
The increase in other operating income was due primarily to an increase in income from advertising services, rental income, income from the reversal of provisions and income from additional services for goods traffic. Some of these items of income are closely related to the corresponding operating expenses. By contrast, income from damage claims and income from the reversal of provisions with the nature of a liability decreased.
Income from advertising services increased in particular in the Retail Germany and Retail International business segments. The rise was due in part to increased advertising activities in radio and television, print media and in outdoor advertising. Furthermore, in the Retail Germany business segment, income increased due to the first-time inclusion of REWE Dortmund SE & Co. KG, Dortmund, over the entire year.
The increase in rental income is due primarily to the increase in rental income from REWE partner stores in the Retail Germany business segment. Positive effects here stemmed from the increase in the number of partner stores and the higher sales-based rents due to increased revenue. Furthermore, income increased due to the first-time inclusion of REWE Dortmund SE & Co. KG, Dortmund, over the entire year.
The increase in income from the reversal of provisions was due primarily to the Retail Germany business segment.
The increase in income from other services is due in part to the first-time inclusion of REWE Dortmund SE & Co. KG, Dortmund, over the entire year. The increase was furthermore due to the rise in income from the provision of services to REWE partner stores in the Retail Germany business segment.
The increase in income from exchange rate changes relates primarily to the Other and Travel and Tourism business segments. This relates to measurement gains and losses from stand-alone derivatives concluded to hedge purchases of goods in foreign currencies or to hedge foreign currency liabilities from hotel purchases, as well as exchange gains.
The increase in income from reversals of impairment losses on non-current assets relates mainly to properties in the Retail International business segment.
The decline in income from damage claims relates primarily to the Travel and Tourism as well as Retail Germany business segments.
The decrease in income from the reversal of provisions with the nature of a liability relates primarily to the Retail Germany business segment.
Since the financial year, the income from the disposal of shares in DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, is recognised in equity (see note 7 "Accounting Policies"). This led to a decline during the financial year in income from the disposal of non-current assets.
Other operating income includes a gain of 11.1 million euros from the remeasurement of the 55.58 per cent interest in UAB Palink at fair value. The interest was remeasured on 31 July 2018 in line with the transition from accounting for the company using the equity method to fully consolidating the company (see note 4 "Acquisitions" and note 25 "Companies Accounted for Using the Equity Method").