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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Buildings And Improvements
$4,945 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

Dow Chemical Co's quarterly buildings and improvements stayed the same from Jun. 2013 ($0 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($0 Mil) but then increased from Sep. 2013 ($0 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($4,945 Mil).

Dow Chemical Co's annual buildings and improvements increased from Dec. 2011 ($4,513 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($4,886 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($4,886 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($4,945 Mil).


Definition

Buildings are typically valued at the time of acquisition or construction.  Broker and architect fees, permits, etc. can be covered within this category.  Building components, such as a roof, are normally recorded separately in an asset register since the value and useful lives of these components equal much less than the building itself.

Building improvements that extend the useful life of a building will fall into the category of “building improvements” and should be capitalized.  Improvements are commonly recorded at acquisition cost.  Building improvement examples include roofing, remodeling, replacements, etc.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
BuildingsAndImprovements 3,4623,3393,3763,7173,7004,8114,4424,5134,8864,945

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
BuildingsAndImprovements 04,5130004,8860004,945
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