Reimbursement rates

The reimbursement rates of storage costs correspond to the customary market costs of compulsory stockholders. The rates are recalculated annually based on public and private data of market participants and officially approved by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES). Thus, the average compensation for the cooperative members is determined.

Reimbursement elements


Elements Explanation
Financing costs Financing costs compensate the stockholder for his invested equity capital (base price) for stored quantities.
Storage costs Storage costs compensate the customary costs of warehouse space on the market.
Manipulation Manipulations covers costs related to the stockpiling, as well any measures to keep the goods healthy within their ordinary lifecycle.
Transport costs Transport costs can be claimed for moving goods to processing. A distinction is made between goods linked to a processing point, and goods not linked to a processor. This distinction applies exclusively to the commodity group of cereals.
Insurance Insurance covers costs stockholders incur for their required insurance policies for essential goods.
Loss of weight and quality Weight and quality loss compensates for the standard depreciation of goods during their ordinary lifecycle.
Administration costs Administration costs cover any expenses of stockholders for their administrative duties as compulsory stockholders.

(as of 1 September 2021)

Reimbursement rates

Réservesuisse differentiates between the various groups of goods when determining the reimbursement rates. Among other things, a differentiation is made between bulk (silo, tank) and palletised (pallet, big bags, container) goods.

At the same time, a distinction is made between goods directly linked to a processing point (“linked to processor – angebunden”) and goods that that must first be transported there (“not linked to processor – nicht angebunden”).

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