27. Other provisions
|in € thousand||9/30/2016||9/30/2015||9/30/2016||9/30/2015||9/30/2016||9/30/2015|
|Expected losses on onerous contracts||0||0||3,452||3,201||3,452||3,201|
The individual classes of provisions developed as follows during the fiscal year reported:
|in € thousand||Balance per
|Used||Released||Allocated||Interest effect||Exchange rate
|Expected losses on onerous contracts||3,201||(2,950)||0||3,201||0||0||3,452|
The personnel provisions consisted mainly of obligations to employees relating to anniversary bonuses, temporary assistance benefits and those deriving from early retirement agreements. Provisions for environmental risks primarily related to clean-up measures at the Lünen site as well as in Buffalo, USA and Zutphen, Netherlands. The provisions had terms of up to 24 years. The probable costs were determined taking into account past experience in comparable cases, existing appraisals and the clean-up methods that will probably be used on the basis of present knowledge.