Chandler Ltd. estimates sales for the second quarter of 2014 will be as follows.
April …… 2,550
May ……. 2,475
June ……. 2,390
The target ending inventory of finished products is as follows.
March 31 2,000
April 30 2,230
May 31 2,200
June 30 2,310
Two units of material are required for each unit of finished product. Production for July is estimated at 2,700 units to start building inventory for the fall sales period. Chandlerâs policy is to have an inventory of raw materials at the end of each month equal to 50% of the following monthâs production requirements.
Raw materials are expected to cost $4 per unit throughout the period.
Calculate the May raw materials purchases in dollars.