19 Inventories


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€ million

 

Dec. 31, 2009

 

Dec. 31, 2008

Raw materials, consumables and supplies

 

2,030

 

2,009

Work in progress

 

1,590

 

1,656

Finished goods and purchased merchandise

 

8,842

 

12,396

Current leased assets

 

1,575

 

1,703

Payments on account

 

86

 

52

 

 

14,124

 

17,816

Of the total inventories, €2,238 million (previous year: €2,484 million) is recognized at net realizable value. At the same time as the relevant revenue was recognized, inventories in the amount of €85,303 million were included in cost of sales (previous year: €90,617 million). Valuation allowances recognized as expenses in the reporting period amounted to €354 million (previous year: €435 million). Vehicles amounting to €142 million (previous year: €94 million) were assigned as collateral for partial retirement obligations.

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