Note 22 Restructuring and related expenses

Restructuring-related activities

In 2013, 2012 and 2011, the Company executed minor restructuring-related activities and incurred charges of $252 million, $180 million and $164 million, respectively, which were mainly recorded in “Total cost of sales”.

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($ in millions)

2013

2012

2011

Employee severance costs

154

92

83

Estimated contract settlement, loss order and other costs

78

72

53

Inventory and long-lived asset impairments

20

16

28

Total

252

180

164

At December 31, 2013 and 2012, the balance of restructuring and related liabilities is primarily included in “Other provisions”.