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Raw material

Materials a manufacturer converts into a finished product.

raw material

The goods used in the manufacture of a product. For example, a furniture manufacturer is likely to have raw materials such as hardware, lumber, and metal tubing on hand. Raw material is carried as an inventory item in the current assets section of a firm's balance sheet.
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