[14] Inventories.

 

 

€k

 

Sept. 30, 2016

Sept. 30, 2015

Raw materials and supplies

62,787

76,334

Unfinished goods

18,545

23,250

Finished goods and merchandise

257,016

225,678

Advances made

1,314

1,255

 

339,662

326,517

Where necessary, the lower net realizable value was used, with due regard to selling and production costs still to be incurred. The total book value of inventories valued as of September 30, 2016, at their lower of cost and net realizable value, was €103,232k (2014/2015: €116,519k). Inventory impairment reported under cost of sales is €9,333k (2014/2015: €5,795k).