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4.14 Trade accounts receivable

in CHF thousand at 31 December   2018   2017
Trade accounts receivable gross   22,775   20,290
./. provisions for doubtful trade accounts receivable   –202   –447
Total trade accounts receivable net   22,573   19,843

Provisions for doubtful trade accounts receivable are based on the different customer structure in each division according to an individual estimate as well as current empirical information. Adjustments are recorded in other operating expenses in the income statement.

provisions for doubtful trade accounts receivable

in CHF thousand   2018   2017
At 1 January   –447   –3,236
Disposals of part of Industrial Systems   185  
Increase in provisions for doubtful trade accounts receivable   –279   –289
Utilisation of provisions   305   2,994
Reversal of provisions   25   208
Exchange differences   9   –124
At 31 December   –202   –447

There is no forfaiting on the receivables portfolio.