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marginal cost

[′mär·jən·əl ′kȯst]
(industrial engineering)
The extra cost incurred for an extra unit of output.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the budgeted income statement, because we are now using marginal costing we must deduct variable costs from sales to give us the contribution and then deduct all of the fixed costs to arrive at the profit (see panel 7).
Panel 8 indicates that the total profit for the period under absorption costing would be 528 [pounds sterling] higher than under marginal costing. This is caused by the change in finished goods inventory figure over the period in question.
In practice, a company that uses marginal costing for its management accounts would not normally be expected to prepare them.
0.3 MARGINAL COSTING AS A MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING TOOL
Marginal Costing (10) is clearly the core aspect of traditional management accounting.
To assess the present-day value of Marginal Costing, the changes occurring in the business world must be analyzed more closely.
The simplistic application of marginal costing can also conceal the commercial implications of a proposal.
Marginal costing underpins other management accounting techniques.
(2) Chapter Zero sheds significant light on the issues related to the developments over the last two decades, which marginal costing brought to the fore in Germany yet traditional standard costing (or its proponents) in the United States failed to highlight.
The authors added Chapter Zero to the 11th edition of the marginal costing textbook to address these developments from a German management accounting perspective.
The revised regulations still permit adding transactions, amending expense apportionment methods or changing transfer-pricing methods, including the application of marginal costing in redetermination studies.
Elect the T x T, grouping or marginal costing method;