Income Statement Disclosures
Breakdown of Cost of Materials
|in million €||2017||2016|
|Cost of raw materials, consumables and supplies, and of purchased goods||32,951.8||30,122.3|
|Cost of purchased services||4,040.9||3,862.7|
Including changes in inventories, the cost of materials rose by 8.8 per cent, slightly faster than revenue. The gross profit margin was at 25.2 per cent (previous year: 25.6 per cent).