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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Benefits to employees – including wages, salaries, share-based payments, benefits and pensions ($ million) 13,936 12,928 11,233 10,204 10,490
Taxes to governments – comprising income taxes and production taxes paid ($ million) 7,980  3,516 2,174 5,797 7,527
Total dividends distributed to BP shareholdersp ($ million) 7,168 7,301 7,469 7,867 8,080
Contribution to communities ($ million)q 85.0 67.2 61.1 89.5 114.2

Footnote

 

p This includes dividends paid in cash and scrip dividends.
q The increase from 2017 to 2018 is mainly driven by the $20m spend in São Tomé and Príncipe and higher spend in Egypt due to new legislation.