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Price Taker

An investor who makes orders that are not large enough to affect the price. That is, when price takers make orders, they must accept the price offered by another investor. A price taker may be an individual or a (small) company. A price taker contrasts with a price maker, which makes orders of sufficient quantity to affect the market price.

price taker

a FIRM that sells its output at a fixed PRICE that is determined by market forces (as in PERFECT COMPETITION) or by government-imposed PRICE CONTROLS.
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Also, with substantial cross-border interconnector capacity, generation is effectively a price-taker in the German power market.
However, despite being one of the biggest consumers in the world, India continues to be a price-taker in the global market.
Shanmugam reiterated in 2012 that "we are a small state and a price-taker in international relations.
The Commission, however, found that the financial entity IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, holding interests in both the German and Polish energy production supply or transport companies, did not have a controlling participation in either company and, moreover, the Polish company, Dalkia Polska, was in practice a price-taker in the Polish electricity market, unable to exert any influence on the national electricity price.
A competitive firm which, by definition, is a price-taker in all markets, does not face a downward sloping demand curve for its product, nor a rising supply price for capital goods.
Retail deposits remain the bank's main source of funding, making it particularly sensitive to the overall macro and interest rate environment, since the bank is a price-taker in the deposits market.
Since India is a price-taker in most cases, higher interest rates will not bring them down.
Now, the income that a price-taker obtains from his raw materials fluctuate in accordance with the dictates of the overseas factory owners who buy the product: sometimes, the prices are high, sometimes they are low, and sometimes they are very low.
Although it won't change the course of benchmark US crude prices overnight, the deal is the latest manifestation of China's desire to use its leverage as a top consumer of industrial resources to become a price-maker, not a passive price-taker.
Chris Dodds, of the Livestock Auctioneers Association, said: "In my opinion the live ring has been a price-setter rather than a price-taker over the last 12 months.
The best that can be said for the monopoly model is that it is better than the price-taker models because it considers a downward-sloping demand curve.
And because most farm commodities are marketed on a price-taker basis, the option of passing these costs on to consumers through the price paid for food production does not exist.