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14. Trade accounts receivable

As of December 31, trade accounts receivable were as follows:

€ in millions 2011 2010
Trade accounts receivable 3,617 3,252
less allowance for doubtful accounts 383 317
Trade accounts receivable, net 3,234 2,935

€ in millions 2011 2010
Trade accounts receivable 3,617 3,252
less allowance for doubtful accounts 383 317
Trade accounts receivable, net 3,234 2,935

All trade accounts receivable are due within one year.

The following table shows the development of the allowance for doubtful accounts during the fiscal year:

€ in millions 2011 2010
Allowance for doubtful accounts at the beginning of the year 317 285
Change in valuation allowances as recorded in the consolidated statement of income 216 175
Write-offs and recoveries of amounts previously written-off -154 -158
Foreign currency translation 4 15
Allowance for doubtful accounts at the end of the year 383 317

€ in millions 2011 2010
Allowance for doubtful accounts at the beginning of the year 317 285
Change in valuation allowances as recorded in the consolidated statement of income 216 175
Write-offs and recoveries of amounts previously written-off -154 -158
Foreign currency translation 4 15
Allowance for doubtful accounts at the end of the year 383 317

The following table shows the ageing analysis of trade accounts receivable and their allowance for doubtful accounts:

€ in millions not overdue up to 3 months overdue 3 to 6 months overdue 6 to 12 months overdue more than 12 months overdue Total
Trade accounts receivable 1,965 606 295 306 445 3,617
less allowance for doubtful accounts 22 49 43 64 205 383
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,943 557 252 242 240 3,234

€ in millions not overdue up to 3 months overdue 3 to 6 months overdue 6 to 12 months overdue more than 12 months overdue Total
Trade accounts receivable 1,965 606 295 306 445 3,617
less allowance for doubtful accounts 22 49 43 64 205 383
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,943 557 252 242 240 3,234

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