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English translation: [production] cost[s] per 100 pounds

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16:26 May 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: 100 Pfundkosten
"Beim Vergleich der 100 Pfundkosten müsse aber auch auf die Art der Produkte geachtet werden, die in den zu vergleichenden Werken hergestellt werden."
The products in this case are tires and the general context is the minutes from a Supervisory Board meeting of a tire company.
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English translation:[production] cost[s] per 100 pounds
Explanation:
The 100 Pfundkosten appear to be a basis for comparing production (manufacturing) costs (or possibly overhead) that are incurred in making the product. Manufacturing 100 pounds of product A costs so-and-so-much, as compared to 100 pounds of product B at such-and-such a cost. Couldn't find any reference for this somewhat unusual phrase, but it's clear from the context that that's what they're talking about.
HTH!
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 15:46
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Summary of answers provided
naJust want to agree with uel, because some rather bad answers have been chosen recently.Dan McCrosky
na[production] cost[s] per 100 poundsUlrike Lieder
na100 pound costs
Dierk Seeburg


  

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2 hrs
100 pound costs


Explanation:
I think this is similar in form to 'man hours' and the like.
Cheerio,
Dierk

Dierk Seeburg
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4 hrs
[production] cost[s] per 100 pounds


Explanation:
The 100 Pfundkosten appear to be a basis for comparing production (manufacturing) costs (or possibly overhead) that are incurred in making the product. Manufacturing 100 pounds of product A costs so-and-so-much, as compared to 100 pounds of product B at such-and-such a cost. Couldn't find any reference for this somewhat unusual phrase, but it's clear from the context that that's what they're talking about.
HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
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7 hrs
Just want to agree with uel, because some rather bad answers have been chosen recently.


Explanation:
Uel is right. They just chose "price/cost per 100 pounds" because the resulting number was less clumsy to say or work with for them than a miniscule per gram or per ounce cost or a 20 times larger cost per ton. An oil company customer of mine sells additives to the rubber industry. These additives are the only items in their product range where the prices are quoted per 100 pounds instead of per barrel, per ton, per liter, etc. The practice is old, probably started by Harvey Firestone or somebody like that or maybe it is based on the old fashioned German rough equivalent "pro Zentner" = per hundredweight.

Dan McCrosky
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