29. Trade receivables - €13,083 million

 

Millions of euro

    
 

at Dec. 31, 2019

at Dec. 31, 2018

Change

Customers:

    

 - electricity sales and transport

8,532

8,556

(24)

-0.3%

 - distribution and sale of gas

1,284

1,145

139

12.1%

 - other assets

3,014

3,687

(673)

-18.3%

Total customer receivables

12,830

13,388

(558)

-4.2%

Trade receivables due from associates and joint arrangements

253

199

54

27.1%

TOTAL

13,083

13,587

(504)

-3.7%

Trade receivables from customers are recognized net of allowances for doubtful accounts, which totaled €2,980 million at the end of the year, compare with a balance of €2,828 million at the end of the previous year. Specifically, the reduction for the period was mainly due to a decline in receivables for the sale and transport of electricity, to an increase in writedowns and to ordinary developments in receivables.
For more information on trade receivables, see note 43 “Financial instruments”.