The commitments entered into by the Enel Group and the guarantees given to third parties are shown below.
|Millions of euro|
|at Dec. 31, 2020||at Dec. 31, 2019||Change|
|- sureties and other guarantees granted to third parties||11,451||11,078||373|
|Commitments to suppliers for:|
|- electricity purchases||67,400||97,472||(30,072)|
|- fuel purchases||41,855||48,016||(6,161)|
|- various supplies||1,511||1,034||477|
Compared with December 31, 2019, the decrease of €30,072 million in commitments for “electricity purchases” million is essentially attributable to companies in Latin America Region, in particular in Brazil, and mainly reflects exchange rate effects, as well as differences in the state of progress of outstanding contracts.
The decrease of €6,161 million in commitments for “fuel purchases” mainly regards to gas supplies, especially in Spain and Italy, and was affected by the decline in demand for natural gas and gas prices, as well as exchange rate effects.
For more details on the expiry of commitments and guarantees, please see the section “Commitments to purchase commodities” in note 45.