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Note 13 Inventories


In € millions

 

 

 

2008

2009

 

 

 

Raw materials and supplies

522

407

Work in progress

84

73

Finished products and goods for resale

1,172

957

Inventory prepayments

3

4

 

 

 

Total

1,781

1,441

Of the total carrying value of inventories at December 31, 2009, €83 million is measured at net realizable value (2008: €73 million). In 2009, €32 million was recognized in the statement of income for the write-down of inventories (2008: €22 million), while €10 million of write-downs was reversed (2008: €9 million). There are no inventories subject to retention of title clauses. During 2009, an amount of €8.3 billion including direct employee benefits, depreciation and amortization was recognized as costs of goods sold, out of finished goods (2008: €8.8 billion).

 

 

  

 

 

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