from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Increased demand for a limited supply of goods and services, tending to cause consumer prices to increase.


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  • Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food prices, reached an 18-month high of 3.1% last month, suggesting that demand-pull inflation pressure is also building up.

    Korea Central Bank Raises Key Rate Again

  • "The central bank's rhetoric in the policy statement remains hawkish, recognizing that the economy is growing above trend, that upside risks on the 2011 inflation outlook remain under higher oil prices, and that rising inflation expectations may impact on future wages and trigger domestic demand-pull driven inflationary spiral," said Vincent Tsui, an economist at HSBC.

    Malaysia, Philippines Raise Rates on Inflation Worries

  • The latest data are also expected to further convince the Bank of Korea that additional interest-rate hikes are needed as the export-driven recovery will trigger demand-pull inflation.

    South Korea Trade Surplus Still Growing

  • "With output staying near potential and with no substantial demand-pull inflation, Bank Negara should hold policy rates for the rest of year," Mr. Kit said, adding that other supporting factors include household leverage of around 77%, the stronger ringgit and the U.S.

    Malaysia's Growth Cools

  • I look at the recent surge in immigration to the US as being largely a "demand-pull" development.

    Immigration, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This provides evidence that the 1880s was an example of demand-pull immigration.

    Immigration, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • So several worthy topics are not mentioned except in passing: the sociology of invention, the adoption and diffusion of technology, the ideas of cost-push and demand-pull, the role of institutions and of learned societies, the history of technology.

    The Nature of Technology

  • Manufacture is one issue but persuading hotels and restaurants to provide a demand-pull on the distribution chain would be even more useful.

    Intolerance Foods Market No Longer Niche

  • The region's average wage is about double that of Italy for a whole, and some 45% of its GDP comes from cooperatively owned enterprises.8⁠ The salient points of this analysis concern distributed and flexible manufacturing, the use of small-scale, general-purpose machinery, the gearing of production to demand “demand-pull” rather than “supply-push”, local supply chains, and widespread worker ownership.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • However, for technology to be fully commercialized, it must also meet a market demand—a demand created either through a price mechanism or a regulatory requirement demand-pull mechanisms.

    Archive 2008-09-01


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