9. Other operating income €/000 49,385

This item consists of:

1st half of 2013 1st half of 2012 Change
In thousands of Euros
Operating grants 3,340 1,209 2,131
Increases in fixed assets from internal work 17,654 21,511 (3,857)
Sundry sales and income:
  - Rent receipts 151 69 82
  - Capital gains on assets and investments 15 9 6
  - Sale of miscellaneous materials 672 468 204
  - Recovery of transport costs 12,956 15,094 (2,138)
  - Recovery of advertising costs 2,878 2,455 423
  - Recovery of sundry costs 2,012 2,773 (761)
  - Compensation 1,532 1,647 (115)
  - Compensation for quality-related events 58 (58)
  - Contingent asse 763 15 748
  - Licence rights and know-how 911 1,118 (207)
  - Sponsorship 1,632 1,980 (348)
  - Other income 4,869 6,458 (1,589)
Total other operating income 49,385 54,864 (5,479)

The decrease in other operating income is mainly due to a reduction in assets.
Operating grants mainly refer to government and EU grants for research projects. The grants are recognised in profit or loss, with reference to the amortisation of capitalised costs for which the grants were received. This item also includes contributions for exports (€/000 565) received from the Indian subsidiary.
Contingent assets refer to the use of excess provisions for risks.