derived demand


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derived demand

DEMAND for a particular product which is driven by demand for a different product, e.g. the demand for joinery is at least partly derived from the demand for new housing.

derived demand

the DEMAND for a particular FACTOR INPUT or PRODUCT that is dependent on there being a demand for some other product. For example, the demand for labour to produce motor cars is dependent on there being a demand for motor cars in the first place; the demand for tea cups is dependent on there being a demand for tea. See MARGINAL REVENUE PRODUCT, FACTOR MARKETS, COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS.