Trading Account of a Manufacturing Company

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on April 13, 2023

In the trading account of a manufacturing company, the production cost figure (as calculated by drawing up the manufacturing statement) should be used in place of the purchases figure.

Opening stock of finished goods should be added to production cost (or cost of goods manufactured) to arrive at the value of goods available for sale.

The value of the closing stock of finished goods should be deducted from this figure in order to calculate the cost of goods sold during the year.


The following information is available from the books of a manufacturing company. Using this information, prepare the company's manufacturing statement and income statement (in vertical form).

Trading Account of a Manufacturing Concern


Working and Calculations
Manufacturing Statement
Income 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.

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