Last In, First Out

In inventory control, last in, first out [LIFO] means that stock is charged out on the basis of the most recent prices paid. When inventory is replenished, the most recent purchase price is used as the next issue price irrespective of the actual price paid for the specific goods used. In times of inflation, this passes on material price changes, immediately leading to a higher cost of goods sold. See also First In, First Out.

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