5. Costs for materials €/000 835,352

These totalled €/000 835,352 compared to €/000 904,060 in 2011.

The percentage of costs accounting for net sales went down, decreasing from 59.6% in 2011 to 59.4% in the current period, following the reduction in engines purchased from external sources. The following table details the content of this financial statement item:

2012 2011 Change
In thousands of Euros
Raw, ancillary materials, consumables and goods 818,503 902,689 (84,186)
Change in inventories of raw, ancillary materials, consumables and goods 6,886 (4,573) 11,459
Change in work in progress of semifinished and finished products 9,963 5,944 4,019
Total costs for purchases 835,352 904,060 (68,708)
 

This item includes €/000 32,802 for costs relative to purchases of scooters from the Chinese subsidiary Zongshen Piaggio Foshan, which are sold on European and Asian markets.