26. Inventories

Unfinished goods mainly consist of the thick juice required to produce bioethanol.

Inventories of EUR 39,972 thousand (previous year: EUR 3,025 thousand) are carried at net realisable value. Write-downs on inventories as recorded in the income statement under the item ‘Production costs’ amounted to EUR 24,680 thousand (previous year: EUR 2,949 thousand). In the reporting period, these are mainly related to write-downs on fire-damaged inventories.