7. Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization for the Group on intangible assets and property, plant and equipment totaled € 136,406 thousand (previous year: € 128,039 thousand). This comprises depreciation of € 134,897 thousand (previous year: € 125,822 thousand) on property, plant and equipment and amortization of € 1,509 thousand (previous year: € 2,217 thousand) on intangible assets.

No impairment losses were recognized on intangible assets during the current or previous fiscal year.

Property, plant and equipment of € 2,648 thousand (previous year: € 0 thousand) was written down in value in connection with an event-triggered impairment test (see Note 16).

A breakdown of depreciation and amortization on intangible assets and property, plant and equipment is provided in the details of changes in the Group’s fixed assets (see Notes 15 and 16).