cost-push

[kawst-poo sh, kost-]

adjective

of or relating to cost-push inflation: a proponent of the cost-push theory.

noun


Origin of cost-push

First recorded in 1955–60

cost-push inflation

noun

inflation in which prices increase as a result of increased production costs, as labor and parts, even when demand remains the same.

Origin of cost-push inflation

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called cost-push.
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British Dictionary definitions for cost-push

cost-push inflation

noun

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