19. Acquisition costs

Acquisition costs, by type1 January – 31 December 20141 January – 31 December 2013
Consumption of materials and energy 28,754 31,058
External services 87,212 86,743
Taxes and charges 5,791 5,712
Employee expenses 406,247 371,888
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 13,432 13,726
Amortization of intangible assets 19,111 12,284
Other, including: 1,701,745 1,527,023
- commissions from direct activity 1,644,032 1,464,182
- advertisement 43,576 51,854
- commissions from indirect activity 6,543 5,218
- other 7,594 5,769
Change in deferred acquisition expenses -115,268 -32,496
Total acquisition expenses 2,147,024 2,015,938