5. Cost of materials

T 038
     
in € thousand 2015/16 2014/15
     
Raw materials, supplies and merchandise 8,352,990 9,764,655
Cost of purchased services 282,287 302,741
 
  8,635,277 10,067,396

The cost of materials ratio, represented by the ratio of the cost of materials to revenues and changes in inventories, was 90.2 % (previous year: 91.4 %).