Note 2 – Costs divided by type of expense

The specification of costs divided by type of expense refers to items included in the Income Statement under cost of goods sold, selling expenses, administrative expenses and other operating expenses.

Group Koncern 2020 2019
Material costs Materialkostnader 2,831 3,437
Salaries, other remuneration and social security expenses 1) Löner, andra ersättningar och sociala kostnader 1) 352 393
Other external costs Övriga externa kostnader 307 328
Depreciation, amortization and write-downs 2) Avskrivningar och nedskrivningar 2) 115 113
Other operating expenses Övriga rörelsekostnader 41 4
Total Totalt 3,646 4,275
1) The Group’s operations have obtained Covid-19 related government grants of approximately SEK 10 M, which have been reported as a cost reduction in the Consolidated income statement.
2) In depreciation, amortization and write-downs 2020, SEK 89 M (78) is associated with amortization on right of use assets related to IFRS 16.