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consumer

the end user of a final GOOD or SERVICE which is purchased to satisfy a personal consumption need. See BUYER BEHAVIOUR.

consumer

the basic consuming/demanding unit of economic theory In economic theory, a consuming unit can be either an individual purchaser of a good or service, a HOUSEHOLD (a group of individuals who make joint purchasing decisions) or a government. See BUYER.
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The researchers found that Sweden has the most Nobel laureates per 10 million of its population and also consumes the most milk per capital, consuming 340 kilograms (93.
Although there is a lot of attention for the content of the food people consume, little attention is been given to the best or worst timing for certain foods to be consumed," Oosterman added.
The USDA recommends adults consume no more than eight or nine teaspoons of sugar for a typical 2,000-calorie diet.
Sunlight triggers the entry of poisonous mercury into polar lakes, but it also removes most of the toxic compound before fish can consume it, a new study suggests.
Because carbohydrates play such an essential role as a source of energy, it's important for athletes to consume adequate amounts of it.
Females aged 45+ consume more than a third of courgettes
For athletes in periods of heavy training, a good rule of thumb is to consume three to five grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight per day.
Meanwhile, envelopes and magazine overwrap consume 152.
Refined sugar, ice cream, bonbons, and other sweet delicacies were once so expensive that they carried with them connotations of luxury and conferred prestige on those elites who could afford to consume them.
Eric Dumont of Boralex told attendees of the Maine Recycling & Solid Waste Conference, held in early April in Rockport, that its biomass plants that are approved to burn clean demolition wood may consume up to 450,000 tons per year of the product.
But people should be aware of how much caffeine they consume and how it affects them.
Some individuals are not sensitive to liquid calories and consume large quantities of caloric beverages without compensating their total energy intake.