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11. Inventories

 31 December 201631 December 2015
Raw materials, supplies and consumables1,254-
Work in progress and semi-finished goods990-
Finished goods and merchandise25-
Advances to suppliers651-
 2,920-

Advances to suppliers mainly related to programmes concerning aircraft (mainly C27J, B787, EFA and ATR) and, to a lesser extent, helicopters and Electronics.

Provisions for write-down are entered against the various categories of inventories to cover any obsolescence, slow-moving items or if the entry value is higher than net realisable value, for a total amount of €mil. 471.