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Procurement

An efficient value chain is important for our profitability. Global procurement processes are coordinated centrally within the Fresenius Group, enabling us to bundle similar requirements and negotiate global framework agreements. Market and price developments are analyzed on an ongoing basis.

In 2013, the cost of raw materials and supplies and of purchased components and services was €6,385 million (2012: €5,838 million), as the table shows:

€ in millions20132012
Cost of raw materials and supplies5,5665,097
Cost of purchased components and services819741
Total6,3855,838

€ in millions20132012
Cost of raw materials and supplies5,5665,097
Cost of purchased components and services819741
Total6,3855,838

The cost of raw materials and supplies were 9% above the previous year’s level. The increase was mainly due to higher sales volume.

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