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Analysis of Inventory
Inventory Accounting Policy
Inventories consist primarily of raw materials and packaging (which includes ingredients and supplies) and finished goods (which include concentrates and syrups in Coca-Cola's concentrate operations and finished beverages in the finished product operations). Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Coca-Cola determines cost on the basis of the average cost or first-in, first-out methods.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23).
Coca-Cola Co., Statement of Financial Position, Inventory
USD $ in millions
|Dec 31, 2017||Dec 31, 2016||Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2014||Dec 31, 2013|
|Raw materials and packaging|
|Raw materials and packaging||Carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of unprocessed items to be consumed in the manufacturing or production process. Also includes purchased parts that will be used as components of a finished product.||Coca-Cola Co.'s raw materials and packaging increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.|
|Finished goods||Carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of merchandise or goods held by the company that are readily available for sale.||Coca-Cola Co.'s finished goods declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.|
|Inventories||Carrying amount (lower of cost or market) as of the balance sheet date of inventories less all valuation and other allowances. Excludes noncurrent inventory balances (expected to remain on hand past one year or one operating cycle, if longer).||Coca-Cola Co.'s inventories declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.|