|in € thousand||9/30/2015||9/30/2014|
|Raw materials and supplies||684,296||782,704|
|Work in process||444,390||508,928|
|Finished goods, merchandise||491,474||417,069|
|Payments on account of ¬inventories||6,280||8,645|
|Certain prior-year figures have been adjusted as at 9/30/2014 (see Changes in accounting and measurement methods due to new standards and interpretations).|
In the fiscal year reported, write-downs of € 116,101 thousand were recorded against inventories (previous year: write-downs of € 34,341 thousand) due to lower metal prices.