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.

Nearby words

  1. cost-of-living adjustment,
  2. cost-of-living allowance,
  3. cost-of-living index,
  4. cost-plus,
  5. cost-push,
  6. cost-share,
  7. costa,
  8. costa brava,
  9. costa del sol,
  10. costa mesa


Origin of cost-push inflation

First recorded in 1965–70

Also called cost-push.

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British Dictionary definitions for cost-push inflation

cost-push inflation

noun

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