# AP1 Closing inventory

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Hi everybody,

I don't know how to value the closing stock:

"No entries have been made for closing stock for the year-end 31 December 2000. Closing stock has been valued at cost at £17500. Included in this figure are some items costing £1000 that will be sold for £1500."

Thanks

• Registered Posts: 591 Epic contributor 🐘
Inventory is always valued at the lower of cot cost or net realisable value. In the example you give above the cost is lower than the net realisable value so it has already been treated correctly, does the question give any further information ?
• Registered Posts: 27 Epic contributor 🐘
Thank you for your reply Uknitty. No the question doesn't give further information.

So if I have understood correctly, the closing stock will be valued at £17500.

Is that correct?
• Registered Posts: 591 Epic contributor 🐘
From the information that you have given that is what I would say. (Cost price is lower than NRV so closing inventory has already been valued correctly)

If the question said

"Closing inventory has been valued at £20,000 included in this figure is stock that cost £5000 but has a NRV of £4000 " You would want to use the NRV figure in your total as this is the lower figure.

You would need to adjust the Inventory by taking out the cost price and adding in the NRV.

20,000 - 5000 +4000 = 19,000

So you can see here that we have reduced the overall total.
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Hi everybody,

I don't know how to value the closing stock:

"No entries have been made for closing stock for the year-end 31 December 2000. Closing stock has been valued at cost at £17500. Included in this figure are some items costing £1000 that will be sold for £1500."

Thanks
I agree with Uknitty's explaination, but Closing stock is £17,500 including £1000 to be sold at £1500.
So, I would say £17,500-£1,500+£1,000=£17,000.
As the stock is to be sold at £1,500, its not sold yet. So its value is £1,000 unless stated otherwise.
Inventory is valued at the lower.

Hope this helps. Eventhough I get different answer, All depends on how you read the question
• Registered Posts: 591 Epic contributor 🐘
Diddy, I read it that the closing inventory was already valued at cost.

The £500 profit you refer to removing has not already been included in the inventory valuation as the total figure is valued at cost already ?
• Registered Posts: 238 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
Uknitty,