Last edited 02 Mar 2021

Cost of goods sold

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Glossary of procurement terms, defines the cost of goods sold (COGS) as: ‘The direct costs for producing goods, i.e. the cost of the materials used, as well as the cost of the labour to produce them and any other allocated overheads. It excludes and distribution or sales costs.’

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