Direct Material Mix Variance Definition

Direct material mix variance is the variance used to analyze effect of changes in the mix of materials used on direct materials cost.


Direct material mix variance can be computed as:
[(Actual material mix percentage – Standard material mix percentage) x (Actual total units of material inputs used)] x (Standard individual price per unit of material input – Standard average price per unit of material inputs).

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