United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)
Analysis of Inventory
Inventory Accounting Policy
Fuel and other materials and supplies inventories are recognized as inventory when purchased, and then charged to expense when used in UPS’ operations. Jet fuel, diesel and unleaded gasoline inventories are valued at the lower of average cost or market. Total inventories were $421 and $404 million as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and are included in “other current assets” on the consolidated balance sheets.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21).
United Parcel Service Inc., balance sheet: inventory
US$ in millions
|Dec 31, 2018||Dec 31, 2017||Dec 31, 2016||Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2014|
|Inventories||Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer.||United Parcel Service Inc.’s inventories increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.|