19. Inventories

    T 064
     
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
     
  1,626,440 1,717,346
      
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.