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Unit Cost

The amount that a company spends to produce or purchase one unit of a good or service. For example, if a company buys 100 widgets for $100, the unit cost is $1.

unit cost

see AVERAGE COST.
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The S&P Healthcare Claims Indices are a series of indices providing data on the cost, utilization and unit costs of healthcare services covering inpatient and outpatient services and prescription pharmaceuticals.
The Vehicle Unit Cost Report versus the Vehicle Exit Unit Cost Report
It is only when the shipping charges are solely a function of weight and where each unit added adds weight, that shipping costs can be tied to unit cost.
As the base model conditions change, the relationships may also change, but they give some base guidelines to the effect of scrap on profits and unit costs.
The biggest roadblock to accomplishing this rests with the mortgage bankers themselves; most mortgage bankers do not rack unit costs at the activity level.
Per unit cost for industrial consumers in the evening has been raised to Rs 18.
The country's industrial base was happy to oblige, as increased quantities meant reduced unit costs and increased profits.
Both business process and technology must be flexible and robust enough to manage a wide range of relationship hierarchies, compensation plans and reporting requirements with a high degree of day-to-day operational excellence at a low unit cost.
While standard manufacturing output measures such as quality, response time, flexibility, and unit costs provide useful benchmarks for plants within the same or similar industry sectors, they are less useful for cross-sector comparisons.
Public Power Utilities: Credit outlook is stable; while these utilities face the rising unit costs and capital spending requirements similar to those facing investor-owned utilities, they typically benefit from the ability to adjust their own tariffs and a more supportive political environment.
To provide for oversight of cost growth in DOD major defense acquisition programs, Congress passed legislation, commonly referred to as Nunn-McCurdy, which requires DOD to notify Congress when a program's unit cost growth exceeds (or breaches) the latest approved acquisition program baseline by at least 15 percent.