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Consolidated Balance Sheet

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€ million Note Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017
Non-current assets
Goodwill ➞ 19 13,764 13,582
Other intangible assets ➞ 20 7,237 8,317
Property, plant and equipment ➞ 21 4,811 4,512
Non-current financial assets ➞ 34 610 444
Other non-current assets ➞ 22 138 205
Deferred tax assets ➞ 14 1,091 1,106
27,652 28,166
Current assets
Inventories ➞ 23 2,764 2,632
Trade accounts receivable ➞ 24 2,931 2,923
Current financial assets ➞ 34 24 90
Other current assets ➞ 22 886 731
Income tax receivables ➞ 14 460 490
Cash and cash equivalents ➞ 33 2,170 589
Assets held for sale ➞ 5
9,236 7,455
Total assets 36,888 35,621
 
Total equity ➞ 36
Equity capital 565 565
Reserves1 15,006 12,358
Gains/losses recognized in equity1 1,629 1,081
Equity attributable to shareholders of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 17,200 14,003
Non-controlling interests 33 63
17,233 14,066
Non-current liabilities
Provisions for pensions and other post-employment benefits ➞ 25 2,336 2,257
Other non-current provisions ➞ 26 780 788
Non-current financial liabilities ➞ 35 6,681 8,033
Other non-current liabilities ➞ 28 52 354
Deferred tax liabilities ➞ 14 1,288 1,489
11,138 12,919
Current liabilities
Current provisions1 ➞ 26 600 457
Current financial liabilities ➞ 35 2,215 2,790
Trade accounts payable2 ➞ 29 1,766 2,195
Refund liabilities2 ➞ 30 472
Income tax liabilities1 ➞ 14 1,176 1,016
Other current liabilities ➞ 28 2,288 2,175
Liabilities directly related to assets held for sale ➞ 5
8,517 8,635
Total equity and liabilities 36,888 35,621
1
Previous year’s figures have been adjusted, see Note (49) ‟Effects from new accounting standards and other presentation and measurement changes”.
2
As of January 1, 2018, refund liabilities were reclassified from trade accounts payable into a separate item in the consolidated balance sheet, given the first-time application of IFRS 15, see (49) ‟Effects from new accounting standards and other presentation and measurement changes”.