Cost of Goods Sold Statement

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

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Updated on March 15, 2023

A cost of goods sold statement shows the cost of goods sold over a specific accounting period, typically offering more insights than are found on a normal income statement.



John Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of soda bottles, had the following inventory balances at the beginning and end of 2018:


In 2018, the company purchased $1,000,000 of raw materials, and direct labor incurred a cost of $1,600,000. Manufacturing overheads were as follows:


Sales revenue was $4,105,000 for the year. Selling and administrative expenses for the year amounted to $110,000.


  • Prepare a cost of goods manufactured statement
  • Prepare a cost of goods sold statement


The cost of goods manufactured statement is shown as follows:

John Manufacturing Company

Preparation of cost of goods sold statement:


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True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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