Amortisation, depreciation and impairment

(EUR 000) 31.12.2011 31.12.2010
Amortisation/Depreciation:    
- intangible assets 2,983 2,640
- property, plant and equipment 10,084 10,575
  13,067 13,215
Impairment:    
- operating receivables 279 6,409
- other assets 64 21
  343 6,430
Total amortisation, depreciation and impairment 13,410 19,645

Amortisation and Depreciation decreased in the period by EUR 148 thousand compared with the previous financial year.
These are detailed in the schedules on property, plant and equipment and intangible fixed assets.

The impairment charges, equal to EUR 343 thousand, refer to trade receivables and are mainly ascribable to the following subsidiaries: Ansaldo STS USA, Ansaldo STS Ireland, Ansaldo STS UK and Ansaldo STS France.
The decrease from 2010 is primarily due to the impairment made last year by the Group parent Ansaldo STS in relation to the receivable from Firema.

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