E8-13 Inventory cost flow methods; periodic system

Altira Corporation uses a periodic inventory system. The following information related to its merchandise inventory during the month of August 2011 is available:

Aug.1 Inventory on hand -2,000 units; cost $6.10 each.

8 Purchased 10,000 units for $5.50 each

14 Sold 8,000 units for $12.00 each.

18 Purchased 6,000 units for $5.00 each.

25 Sold 7,000 units for $11.00 each.

31 Inventory on hand – 3,000 units.


Determine the inventory balance Altira would report in its August 31, 2011, balance sheet and the cost of goods sold it would report in its August 2011 income statement using each of the following cost flow methods: 1. First-in, first-out (FIFO) 2. Last-in, first-out (LIFO) 3. Average cost