C13. Property, plant and equipment

The carrying value was distributed and changed as follows.

SEK in millions

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014

Property

Plant and machinery

Equipment, tools and installations

Total

Accumulated cost

7,702

9,318

181,877

212,716

7,470

9,941

197,050

231,975

Accumulated depreciation

-4,158

-4,602

-120,117

-138,397

-4,931

-6,601

-129,205

-149,600

Accumulated impairment losses

-751

-507

-11,920

-12,186

-162

-350

-12,833

-13,043

Advances

7

81

325

0

6

82

338

Carrying value

2,794

4,216

49,922

62,458

2,378

2,996

55,093

69,669

of which assets under construction

5,621

8,371

5,621

8,371

Carrying value, opening balance

4,216

3,985

62,458

58,099

2,996

2,708

69,669

64,792

Investments

183

237

14,477

12,796

758

962

15,418

13,994

of which capitalized interest

66

63

66

63

Sales and disposals

-39

-4

-337

-509

-55

-8

-431

-521

Dismantling and restoration

295

170

295

170

Operations acquired

0

23

288

261

52

6

340

290

Operations divested

-9

0

-9

Grants received

-3

-2

-18

-37

-21

-38

Reclassifications

211

92

-555

21

292

187

-53

300

Depreciation for the year, continuing operations

-206

-184

-7,197

-6,885

-926

-799

-8,329

-7,868

Depreciation for the year, discontinued operations

-81

-24

-2,502

-2,321

-120

-116

-2,703

-2,460

Impairment losses for the year, continuing operations

-14

-190

0

-5

-14

-194

Impairment losses for the year, discontinued operations

-64

-3,378

-1,008

-22

-3,378

-1,095

Advances

-4

-53

-29

-376

13

-22

-20

-451

Exchange rate differences

-561

211

-4,511

2,445

-229

105

-5,301

2,761

Reclassification to assets classified as held for sale

-922

-9,054

-404

-10,379

Carrying value, closing balance

2,794

4,216

49,922

62,458

2,378

2,996

55,093

69,669

Former segment region Eurasia is classified as held for sale and discontinued operations as of December 31, 2015 and therefore not included in the figures for 2015. The comparative year 2014 has not been restated. For further information, see Note C34 “Discontinued operations and assets classified as held for sale.”

No general changes of useful lives were made in 2015. For depreciation rates applied, see section “Useful lives” in Note C2 “Key sources of estimation uncertainty.” In the statement of comprehensive income, depreciation and impairment losses are included in all expense line items by function as well as in line item Other operating expenses, see Notes C7 “Expenses by nature” and C8 “Other operating income and expenses.” For information on contractual obligations regarding future acquisitions of property, plant and equipment, see Note C29 “Contingencies, other contractual obligations and litigation.”

Property

TeliaSonera’s real estate holdings include some 3,800 properties, mainly in Sweden and Finland. The substantial majority is used solely for technical facilities, like network installations, computer installations, research centers and service outlets.

The total carrying value of property was distributed by depreciable/non-depreciable assets as follows.

SEK in millions

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014

Depreciable property (buildings, etc.)

2,456

3,706

Non-depreciable property (land)

338

510

Total property

2,794

4,216

© TeliaSonera 2015
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