9.b Services and other materials - €18,580 million

Millions of euro

   
 

2019

2018

Change

Transmission and transport

9,879

9,754

125

1.3%

Maintenance and repairs

1,145

1,013

132

13.0%

Telephone and postal costs

181

180

1

0.6%

Communication services

142

129

13

10.1%

IT services

806

773

33

4.3%

Leases and rentals

382

589

(207)

-35.1%

Other services

3,935

4,057

(122)

-3.0%

Other materials (1)

2,110

1,911

199

10.4%

Total

18,580

18,406

174

0.9%

(1)The 2018 figures have been adjusted to take account of the interpretations of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) contained in the Agenda Decision of March 2019, which involved changes in the classification, with no impact on margins, of the effects of purchase and sales contracts for commodities measured at fair value through profit or loss (for more details, see note 4.3 of the consolidated financial statements).

Costs for services and other materials amounted to €18,580 million in 2019, an increase on 2018 of €174 million. This increase is mainly attributable to “Other materials”, which includes the impairment of spare-parts inventories associated with the coal-fired plants subject to impairment in Italy and Spain for a total of €102 million.