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Analysis of Inventory

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Inventory Disclosure

Time Warner Inc., Statement of Financial Position, Inventory

USD $ in millions

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Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Programming costs, less amortization 3,859  3,625  3,067  3,251  3,738 
Other inventory, primarily DVDs and Blu-ray Discs 186  184  263  228  325 
Inventories 4,045  3,809  3,330  3,479  4,063 
Less: Current portion of inventory (2,401) (2,062) (1,753) (1,700) (2,028)
Noncurrent inventories 1,644  1,747  1,577  1,779  2,035 

Source: Based on data from Time Warner Inc. Annual Reports

Item Description The company
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). Time Warner Inc.'s inventories increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.