Receivables and Other Non-Financial Assets  

in € millions12/31/201512/31/2014
Trade receivables1711
Other receivables129134
Other non-financial assets640544
Trade receivables3,2482,945
Other receivables459530
Advance payments450393
Other tax receivables8094
Deferred items180156
Sundry non-financial assets14861
Other non-financial assets858704

The non-current other non-financial assets in the amount of €600 million (previous year: €538 million) relate to advance payments for royalties and licenses. Advance payments for royalties and licenses are generally written off if no recoupment is expected. The amount of these write-downs is based on management estimates of future sales volumes and price changes using historical data.
The item “Other receivables” includes receivables in the amount of the continuing involvement in connection with factoring agreements, receivables from reimbursement rights for defined benefit obligations as well as other refund entitlements, creditors with debit balances and accounts receivable from participations.

Information on impairment and the analysis of maturities is presented in note 25 “Additional Disclosures on Financial Instruments”.