raw materials

Definition

Unfinished goods consumed by a manufacturer in providing finished goods. Classified as inventory in the current assets section of a company's balance sheet.

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The factory is so efficient that almost all of the cost of each unit is the cost of the raw materials.

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We did not think we had enough raw materials to continue with what we were doing, so we went elsewhere for them.

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The cooking class instructor told her students to bring their own raw materials the next day for baking their favorite cookies.

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