42. Administrative expenses

 

Administrative expenses, by type1 January - 31 December 20131 January - 31 December 2012
Consumption of materials and energy 44 763 47 333
External services 202 192 209 587
Taxes and charges 37 137 36 365
Employee expenses 715 242 734 357
Amortization of property, plant and equipment 44 223 49 719
Amortization of intangible assets 33 819 39 283
Remuneration of individuals maintaining group insurance with employers 208 165 217 510
Other (by type), including: 120 939 106 147
- advertisement 77 633 81 608
- other 43 306 24 539
Total administrative expenses 1 406 480 1 440 301

Administrative expenses include also costs of insurance activity, not classified as acquisition costs, related to collected premium, management of the portfolio of insurance contracts, reinsurance contracts and other related to the operations of the insurance companies of the PZU Group as specified in their by-laws.

“Taxes and charges” includes PTE PZU business expenses.