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Note 5 Operating costs

Note 5 Operating costs

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31

NOTE   2016   2015  

Labour costs

           

Wages, salaries and related taxes and benefits

    (4,016 ) (4,224 )

Post-employment benefit plans service cost (net of capitalized amounts)

22   (224 ) (281 )

Other labour costs(1)

    (1,036 ) (949 )

Less:

           

Capitalized labour

    967   954  

Total labour costs

    (4,309 ) (4,500 )

Cost of revenues(2)

    (6,705 ) (6,598 )

Other operating costs(3)

    (1,917 ) (1,865 )

Total operating costs

    (12,931 ) (12,963 )

 

 Research and development expenses of $147 million and $134 million are included in operating costs for 2016 and 2015, respectively.

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