25. Inventories

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€ million

30/9/2013

30/9/2014

Food merchandise

1,953

2,032

Non-food merchandise

3,903

3,914

 

5,856

5,946

Inventories can be broken down by sales line as follows:

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€ million

30/9/2013

30/9/2014

METRO Cash & Carry

2,254

2,319

Media-Saturn

2,148

2,182

Real

622

578

Galeria Kaufhof

515

540

Others

316

327

 

5,856

5,946

Compared with 30 September 2013, inventories increased by €90 million. The increase is primarily due to various new store openings as well as higher product purchasing as a result of, among other things, METRO Cash & Carry’s 50th anniversary. The opposite effect was produced by the reclassification of inventories from METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam as “assets held for sale” and from the disposal of Real’s business in Turkey.

Inventories include impairments of €229 million (30/9/2013: €267 million).