Absorption costing and marginal costing, Cost Accounting

Absorption Costing and Marginal Costing

Product costs are costs identified along with goods produced or purchased for resale. That costs are initially identified like part of the value of stock and only become expenses while the stock is sold.  In contrast, period costs are costs such are deducted like expenses during the recent period without ever being involved in the value of stock held.  We noticed how product costs are absorbed into the cost of units of output.  Now we describe marginal costing and compare it along with absorption costing. Where absorption costing distinguishes fixed costs generally fixed production costs like part of the cost of a unit of output and thus as product costs, marginal costing treats all fixed costs like period costs. Two different costing such methods obviously all have their supporters and we will be looking at the arguments both in favor of and against all method. Each costing method, since of the different stock valuation employed, produces a different profit figure and we will be looking at this exacting point in detail.

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