Costs of material and services
|in CHF 000||2021||2020|
|Costs of material||35 065||40 098|
|Cost of services||106 967||118 437|
|Cost of merchandise||1 754||1 721|
|Total||143 786||160 257|
The costs of material and services decreased by CHF 16.5 million to CHF 143.8 million. CHF 4.2 million of the decline is attributable to changes to the group of consolidated companies. The reduction in expenditure on paper was CHF 5.2 million and is due in particular to further falls in the price of paper. The CHF 11.5 million decline for services is due, among other things, to significantly lower costs for IT (particularly hosting), lower costs for events (Goldbach) and falling costs for IT licences.