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18 Trade and other payables

Trade and other payables are mainly comprised of trade payables, accruals for various customer incentives and other accrued expenses.

Composition of trade and other payables

(In € million)


As of
31 Dec. 2020


As of
31 Dec. 2019

Trade payables





Related party payables





Liability for various customer incentive programmes





VAT payables





Accrued interest third parties





Other current payables and accrued expenses





Current trade and other payables





Related party payables





Other non-current payables





Non-current payables





Total current and non-current trade and other payables





Liabilities with an impact on the Group’s revenue

In respect of liabilities relating to contracts with customers accounted for under the revenue standard, the Group has refund and contract liabilities.

The Group’s incentive programmes relate to trade discounts, volume rebates and other customer incentives linked to sleeve volumes (see also note 6). These programmes generally run over a calendar year, resulting in a gradual build-up over the year of an accrual liability against revenue from sale of sleeves. As of 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2019, the liabilities for customer incentive programmes mainly represent incentives earned by customers under programmes running over a calendar year that have not yet been settled by the Group. The remaining part represents accruals built up for incentive programmes running over periods other than a calendar year (i.e. refund liabilities). The Group has recognised an insignificant amount as revenue in the current period that was included in the balance of liabilities for customer incentive programmes at the beginning of the period but was never paid out as the conditions for the incentive payments were not met (also applicable to the comparative period).

The Group’s contract liabilities relate to advance payments received from customers in relation to the sale of sleeves and the sale of filling lines under contracts accounted for under the revenue standard. These advance payments are recognised as revenue within a short time frame from their initial recognition in the statement of financial position. As of 31 December 2020, the Group had contract liabilities in the amount of €11.4 million (€11.6 million as of 31 December 2019). These advance payments are presented in the table above as part of other current payables and accrued expenses. The amount of advance payments recognised as of 31 December 2019 has been recognised as revenue in 2020.

Accounting policy and significant estimates

Trade and other payables are initially recognised at fair value less any directly attributable transaction costs. Subsequent to initial recognition, these liabilities are carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method. The liability for accruals for various customer incentives is estimated based on historical and current market trends as further described in note 6. The accruals are presented against revenue.