9. Other operating income €/000 101,298

This item consists of:

2012 2011 Change
In thousands of Euros
Operating grants 2,316 3,492 (1,176)
Increases in fixed assets from internal work 39,084 38,804 280
Other revenue and income:
- Rent receipts 348 522 (174)
- Capital gains on assets and investments 425 6,095 (5,670)
- Sale of miscellaneous materials 891 1,058 (167)
- Recovery of transport costs 24,958 25,318 (360)
- Recovery of advertising costs 5,091 8,244 (3,153)
- Recovery of sundry costs 5,590 6,364 (774)
- Compensation 1,014 954 60
- Compensation for quality-related events 2,833 5,424 (2,591)
- Licence rights and know-how 2,295 3,268 (973)
- Sponsorship 3,793 3,417 376
- Other income 12,660 19,602 (6,942)
Total other operating income 101,298 122,562 (21,264)
 

The decrease in other operating income is mainly due to a reduction in assets.

Operating grants mainly refer to government and EU funding for research projects. €/000 441 of these grants refers to the benefit arising from tax receivables for research and development activities as provided for by article 1 sections 280-284 of Law no. 296/2006 (2007 Budget) amended by Law 244/2007 (2008 Budget). The grants are recognised in profit or loss, with reference to the amortisation and depreciation of capitalised costs for which the grants were received.
Capital gains on assets in 2011 basically included those relative to the sale of property in Lugnano.