Income Statement Disclosures
Breakdown of Cost of Materials
|in million €||2018||2017|
|Cost of raw materials, consumables and supplies, and of purchased goods||36,149.2||32,951.8|
|Cost of purchased services||4,265.5||4,040.9|
Including changes in inventories, the cost of materials rose by 9.3 per cent, slightly faster than revenue. The gross profit margin was at 24.4 per cent (previous year: 25.2 per cent).