Brussels Chocolates of Belgium uses standard costs and a flexible budget to control its manufacture of its chocolates. Operating data for the last week have been summarized. A total of 4,000 boxes of chocolates were produced. A total of 4,300 pounds of chocolate costing €15.5 (Euros) were purchased and used. The standard, or forecast, price was €16.0. One pound of chocolate is the standard allowed quantity per box of chocolate made. Direct labor actually cost €195,200, based on 6,400 actual hours at a rate of €30.50 per hour, compared to the standard rate of €30.00 per direct labor hour. The labor standard is 1.50 direct labor hours per box. Variable manufacturing overhead cost €69,500. The flexible budget is based on €10.00 per standard direct labor hour.
Required: You are to compute the following variances:———-
a. Materials price.
b. Materials quantity (usage).
c. Direct labor rate.
d. Direct labor efficiency (usage).
e. Variable overhead spending.
f. Variable overhead efficiency (usage).