22. Property, plant and equipment

We refer to the statement of changes in non-current assets for the Nordzucker Group for changes in property, plant and equipment.

Assets recognised within a finance lease under IAS 17 primarily include a storage reservoir in Stöcken and a silo in Saxkøbing. The leased items are categorised as technical plant and machinery and have a net carrying amount of EUR 1,864 thousand (previous year: EUR 607 thousand) as of the end of the reporting period.

During the reporting period, items of property, plant and equipment with acquisition and/or production costs of EUR 118,322 thousand (previous year: EUR 118,371 thousand) were in use although they had already been fully depreciated.

In the 2013/2014 reporting period, the Nordzucker Group received compensation of EUR 2,246 thousand (previous year: EUR 1,824 thousand) for the loss or impairment of items of property, plant and equipment from third parties, e.g. insurance companies.

As of the end of the reporting and the comparative period, items of property, plant and equipment in the amount of EUR 5,400 thousand were pledged as collateral for liabilities.