first-in-first-out cost

first-in-first-out cost
= FIFO cost
A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock based on using the earliest unit value for pricing the issues until all the stock received at that price has been used up. The next latest price is then used for pricing the issues, and so on. Because the issues are based on a FIFO cost, the valuation of closing stocks is described as being on the same FIFO basis. The method may also be used in process costing to value the work in process at the end of an accounting period. Compare last-in-first-out cost; next-in-first-out cost

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  • first-in-first-out cost — FIFO cost A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock based on using the earliest unit value for pricing the issues until all the stock received at that price has been used up. The next latest price is then used… …   Accounting dictionary

  • last-in-first-out cost — LIFO cost A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock by using the latest unit value for pricing the issues until all the quantity of stock received at that price is used up. The next earliest price is then used… …   Accounting dictionary

  • next-in-first-out cost — NIFO cost A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock by using the next unit price at which a consignment will be received for pricing the issues. It is effectively using replacement cost as a stock valuation… …   Accounting dictionary

  • last-in-first-out cost — LIFO cost A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock by using the latest unit value for pricing the issues until all the quantity of stock received at that price is used up. The next earliest price is then used… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • next-in-first-out cost — NIFO cost A method of valuing units of raw material or finished goods issued from stock by using the next unit price at which a consignment will be received for pricing the issues. It is effectively using replacement cost as a stock valuation… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • First In, First Out — Pour les articles homonymes, voir FIFO. Algorithmes d ordonnancement EDF • Rate monotonic • Round robin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • First In First Out — First in, first out Pour les articles homonymes, voir FIFO. Algorithmes d ordonnancement EDF • Rate monotonic • Round robin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • first in, first out — adj: being or relating to a method of valuing inventories by which items in the lot first received are assumed to be issued or sold first and requisitions are priced at the cost per item of the oldest lot on hand compare last in, first out… …   Law dictionary

  • first-in,first-out — first in, first out (fûrstʹĭnʹ fûrstʹoutʹ) n. A method of inventory accounting in which the oldest remaining items are assumed to have been the first sold. In a period of rising prices, this method yields a higher ending inventory, a lower cost… …   Universalium

  • first in, first out — A method of accounting for business inventory permitted by GAAP. American Banker Glossary ( FIFO) An accounting method for valuing the cost of goods sold that uses the cost of the oldest item in inventory first. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * …   Financial and business terms

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