Note 3 - Employee costs


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2009 2008
    DKK million  DKK million  
Wages and salaries 2,019  1,865 
Pensions - defined contribution plans 178  126 
Pensions - defined benefit plans
Other social security costs 137  116 
Other employee costs 116  115 
Stock-based payment   64  42   
Employee costs, total 2,520  2,269 
Recognized in the income statement under the following items:
Cost of goods sold 996  873 
Sales and distribution costs 493  428 
Research and development costs 652  576 
Administrative costs   391  386   
2,532  2,263 
Recognized in the assets as:
Change in employee costs recognized in inventories   (12)  
Employee costs, total 2,520  2,269 
Geographical distribution:
Denmark 1,534  1,378 
Rest of Europe, Middle East, and Africa 225  189 
North America 482  432 
Asia Pacific 223  210 
Latin America   56  60   
Employee costs, total 2,520  2,269 
Average number of employees in the Group 5,217  4,993 
Number of employees outside Denmark as a percentage of total number of employees 54% 54%
Reference is made to Note 44 concerning the geographical distribution of employees.
 
 

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