7. Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization for the Group on intangible assets and property, plant and equipment totaled € 134,803 thousand (previous year: € 136,406 thousand). This comprises depreciation of € 133,051 thousand (previous year: € 134,897 thousand) on property, plant and equipment and amortization of € 1,752 thousand (previous year: € 1,509 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 was written down in value in the previous year in connection with an event-triggered impairment test.

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).