Financial Performance
varker1985
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Can someone help with the following question. I bet its really easy but the more I look at the more I can't work it out.
A company purchases and uses 200,000 litres of material at a cost of £0.55 per litre. The budgeted production was 22,000 units which requires 220,000 litres of material at total standard cost of £132,000. The actual production was 19,000 units.
What is the Material Usage Variance?
A company purchases and uses 200,000 litres of material at a cost of £0.55 per litre. The budgeted production was 22,000 units which requires 220,000 litres of material at total standard cost of £132,000. The actual production was 19,000 units.
What is the Material Usage Variance?
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Hi
I make it £6000A:
Standard material cost is £132,000 / 220,000 = £0.60 per litre
to produce 19,000 units we should have used (220,000 / 22,000) * 19,000 = 190,000 litres
we actually used 200,000 so the usage variance is 190,000  200,000 x £0.60 = £6,000A
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Thank you, this is great.0