26. Inventories

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€ million

30/9/2014

30/9/2015

Food merchandise

2,032

1,922

Non-food merchandise

3,914

3,516

 

5,946

5,439

Inventories can be broken down by segment as follows:

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€ million

30/9/2014

30/9/2015

METRO Cash & Carry

2,319

2,309

Media-Saturn

2,182

2,322

Real

578

807

Galeria Kaufhof

540

0

Others

327

1

 

5,946

5,439

Compared with 30 September 2014, inventories fell by €507 million. This decline is essentially due to the sale of the Galeria Kaufhof group in the amount of €540 million and negative currency effects totalling €161 million (primarily at the sales line METRO Cash & Carry). Opposite effects of €140 million and €24 million, respectively, were produced by the demand-driven increase in inventories in the Media-Saturn segment and the acquisition of the Classic Fine Foods group.

The increase in the Real segment is due to the assumption of ownership of inventories of METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH. The value of inventories in the Others segment declined accordingly.

Inventories include impairments of €202 million (30/9/2014: €229 million).