5. Cost of materials
|in € thousand||2014/15||2013/14|
|Raw materials, supplies and merchandise||9,764,655||9,933,453|
|Cost of purchased services||302,741||292,964|
|Prior-year figures have been adjusted (see Changes in accounting and measurement methods due to new standards and interpretations).|
Taking into account the changes in inventories of € 15,281 thousand (previous year: €– 211,292 thousand), the cost of materials ratio was 91.4 % (previous year: 92.7 %).