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Reconciliation from EBITDA(1) to cash inflows from operations for the year ended 31 December 2008

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US$ million         2008 2007
EBITDA – continuing operations         11,847 11,171
Share of operating profit of associates before special items and remeasurements         (2,104) (1,072)
Depreciation and amortisation in associates         (253) (183)
Share-based payment charges         155 138
Operating fair value gains before special items and remeasurements         (1) (12)
Provisions         46 77
Increase in inventories         (999) (352)
Decrease/(increase) in operating receivables         80 (389)
Increase in operating payables         896 53
Other adjustments         (88) (56)
Cash inflows from continuing operations         9,579 9,375
(1)
EBITDA is operating profit before special items, remeasurements, depreciation and amortisation in subsidiaries and joint ventures and share of EBITDA of associates.
US$ million   2008 2007
Operating profit, including associates, before special items and remeasurements – continuing operations(2)   10,085 9,590
Depreciation and amortisation    
Subsidiaries and joint ventures   1,509 1,398
Associates   253 183
EBITDA – continuing operations   11,847 11,171
(2)
'Operating profit, including associates, before special items and remeasurements – continuing operations’ is reconciled to ‘Profit for the financial year – continuing operations’ in note 2.