In 2020, the cost of raw materials and supplies and of purchased components and services was € 9,111 million (2019: € 9,073 million). An efficient value chain is important for our profitability. In an environment characterized by ongoing cost-containment pressure from health insurers, as well as price pressure, security and quality of supply play an important role. Within each business segment of the Fresenius Group, procurement processes are coordinated centrally, enabling us to bundle similar requirements, negotiate global framework agreements, constantly monitor market and price trends, and ensure the safety and quality of materials.

1 Before consolidation

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€ in millions 2020 2019
Cost of raw materials and supplies 7,624 7,545
Write-downs of raw materials, supplies, and purchased components 0 0
Cost of purchased components and services 1,487 1,528
Total 9,111 9,073

Further information on supply chain at Fresenius can be found in our Opportunities and Risk Report and in our Sustainability Report.

Changes to the Supervisory Board and Management Board

Quality management