20. Inventories

T 066
     
in € thousand 9/30/2016 9/30/2015
     
Raw materials and supplies 654,644 684,296
Work in process 634,927 444,390
Finished goods, merchandise 409,151 491,474
Payments on account of inventories 1,483 6,280
 
  1,700,205 1,626,440

As at the balance sheet date, write-downs of € 13,605 thousand were recorded against inventories (previous year: € 116,101 thousand).