|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
NOTE 8 – INVENTORIES
Inventories include the following at December 31:
Inventory serves as collateral for our amended and restated loan agreement with a domestic bank (see Note 13).
The difference between the calculated value of inventory under the FIFO and LIFO bases generates either a recorded LIFO reserve (i.e., where FIFO value exceeds the LIFO value) or an unrecorded negative LIFO reserve (i.e., where the LIFO value exceeds the FIFO value). In the latter case, in order to ensure that inventory is reported at the lower of cost or market and in accordance with ASC 330-10, we do not increase the stated value of our inventory to the LIFO value.
At December 31, 2016 and 2015, the LIFO value of inventory exceeded FIFO; therefore, in accordance with the above policy, no LIFO reserve was recorded.
Inventory included products in transit valued at approximately $2.1 million and $2.7 million at December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively.
The entire disclosure for inventory. Includes, but is not limited to, the basis of stating inventory, the method of determining inventory cost, the classes of inventory, and the nature of the cost elements included in inventory.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef