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International Financial Reporting Standards

Insights into IFRS 13 - Fair value measurement


IFRS 13 ‘Fair Value Measurement’ explains how to measure fair value by providing clear definitions and introducing a single set of requirements for almost all fair value measurements.

This Standard clarifies how to measure fair value when a market becomes less active. IFRS 13 applies to both financial and non-financial items but does not address or change the requirements on when fair value should be used.

IFRS 13 has been effective since 1 January 2013 and was subject to a Post Implementation Review (PIR) in 2017. As a result of this PIR, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) concluded that IFRS 13 is working as intended. Specifically:

  • the information required by IFRS 13 is useful to users of financial statements
  • some areas of IFRS 13 present implementation challenges, mainly in areas requiring judgement. However, evidence suggests that practice is developing to resolve these challenges, and
  • no unexpected costs have arisen from application of IFRS 13.

The IASB therefore concluded no changes were required to IFRS 13.

In this insight you will find:

  • A summary of IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement
  • Scope of the Standard
  • Definition of Fair Value
  • The fair value measurement approach in IFRS 13
  • Valuation techniques referred to in IFRS 13
  • Presentation and Disclosures in IFRS 13.