Note 11 - Property, plant and equipment
Assets
under con-
Land and Plant and Other struction and
buildings machinery equipment prepayments Total
  DKK million DKK million DKK million DKK million DKK million  
Cost at January 1, 2009 3,126  4,774  1,030  781  9,711 
Currency translation 23  (1) 24 
Additions during the year 140  170  73  626  1,009 
Disposals during the year (39) (118) (57)   - (214)
Transfer (to)/from other items 188  296  18  (502)   -  
Cost at December 31, 2009 3,438  5,123  1,063  906  10,530 
Depreciation and impairment losses at January 1, 2009 1,319  3,386  687     5,392 
Currency translation 13  (2) 12 
Depreciation for the year 103  280  89  472 
Depreciation and impairment losses eliminated on disposals during the year (20) (93) (37)   (150)  
Depreciation and impairment losses at December 31, 2009 1,415  3,574  737  5,726 
Carrying amount at December 31, 2009 2,023  1,549  326  906  4,804   
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   
Obligations to third parties relating to capital expenditure are DKK 486 million at December 31, 2009, compared to DKK 173 million at December 31, 2008.
Geographical distribution 2009 2008
        DKK million DKK million  
Denmark 2,317  2,333 
Rest of Europe, Middle East, and Africa 186  151 
North America 1,067  818 
Asia Pacific 1,166  976 
Latin America       68  41   
Carrying amount at December 31 4,804  4,319