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22. Inventories

Inventories include food merchandise in the amount of €1,785 million (30/9/2022: €1,893 million) and non-food merchandise in the amount of €457 million (30/9/2022: €562 million).

Negative currency effects, resulting in particular from the development of the Russian rouble, decreased inventories by a total of €261 million.

Inventories include impairments of €116 million (30/9/2022: €130 million). The inventories are subject to the customary or statutory retention of title.

Food, non-food
Under the global term food, METRO summarises the following categories of goods: fresh foods, durable foods, nutrients, frozen foods and drinks of all kinds, as well as luxury foods, dietary supplements and pet food, but also detergents, cleansers and cleaning agents, which are sometimes also labelled as near-food. All other goods are considered non-food items.

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