9. Other financial result

Other financial income and expenses from financial instruments are assigned to measurement categories according to IAS 39 on the basis of the underlying transactions. Besides income and expenses from the measurement of financial instruments according to IAS 39, this also includes the measurement of foreign currency positions according to IAS 21.

€ million





Other financial income





thereof currency effects





thereof hedging transactions





Other financial expenses





thereof currency effects





thereof hedging transactions





Other financial result





thereof from financial instruments of the measurement categories according to IAS 39:





loans and receivables incl. cash and cash equivalents





held to maturity





held for trading





available for sale





other financial liabilities





thereof fair value hedges:





underlying transactions





hedging transactions





thereof cash flow hedges:










The overall result from and measurement results from hedging transactions and hedging relationships totalled €−15 million (2016/17: €−39 million). As in the , this figure largely results from foreign currency financings in Eastern Europe. In addition, the other financial result reflects €4 million (2016/17: €24 million) in currency effects resulting from the translation of the financial statements of foreign subsidiaries that are recognised through profit or loss in the year the subsidiary is deconsolidated or in the year business activities are discontinued.

  • For more information about possible effects from currency risks, see no. 44 – management of financial risks.
Currency effects
Currency effects result from situations where identical quantities of currency units are translated into another currency at differing exchange rates.
Previous year
Period of 12 months, usually cited as reference for statements in an annual report.