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Note 11 - Property, plant and equipment

Plant, property
and equipment
Land and Plant and Other under
buildings machinery equipment construction Total
  DKK million DKK million DKK million DKK million DKK million  
Cost at January 1, 2008 2,940  4,234  977  677  8,828 
Currency translation 33  55  18  115 
Acquisition of companies   -   - 10 
Additions during the year 105  179  64  554  902 
Disposals during the year (11) (41) (87) (5) (144)
Transfer (to)/from other items 51  345  58  (454)   -  
Cost at December 31, 2008 3,126  4,774  1,030  781  9,711 
Depreciation and impairment losses at January 1, 2008 1,211  3,105  670     4,986 
Currency translation 47  12  63 
Depreciation for the year 112  247  85  444 
Impairment losses for the year 15    -   - 15 
Depreciation and impairment losses eliminated on disposals during the year (4) (33) (79) (116)
Transfer (to)/from other items (19) 20  (1)     -  
Depreciation and impairment losses at December 31, 2008 1,319  3,386  687    - 5,392 
Carrying amount at December 31, 2008 1,807  1,388  343  781  4,319   
Cost at January 1, 2007 2,874  3,968  1,072  499  8,413 
Currency translation (62) (77) (26) (15) (180)
Acquisition of companies 38  16    -  55 
Additions during the year 51  132  54  492  729 
Disposals during the year (4) (26) (159)   - (189)
Transfer (to)/from other items 43  221  35  (299)   -   
Cost at December 31, 2007 2,940  4,234  977  677  8,828 
Depreciation and impairment losses at January 1, 2007 1,151  2,956  753     4,860 
Currency translation (18) (53) (19) (90)
Depreciation for the year 82  224  89  395 
Depreciation and impairment losses eliminated on disposals during the year (4) (22) (153)   (179)  
Depreciation and impairment losses at December 31, 2007 1,211  3,105  670    - 4,986 
  
Carrying amount at December 31, 2007 1,729  1,129  307  677  3,842   
 
Obligations to third parties relating to capital expenditure are DKK 173 million at December 31, 2008, compared to DKK 72 million at December 31, 2007.
Geographical distribution: 2008 2007
        DKK million DKK million  
Denmark 2,333  2,148 
Rest of Europe, Middle East, and Africa 151  190 
North America 818  731 
Asia Pacific 976  726 
Latin America       41  47   
Carrying amount at December 31 4,319  3,842