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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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After it has paid its expenses, does it consume the remainder?
It was at this time that Senator Mark Hanna said: "The production of wealth in the United States is one-third larger annually than its consumption." Also a fellow-Senator, Chauncey Depew, said: "The American people produce annually two billions more wealth than they consume."
We found that labor could buy back with its wages only so much of the product, and that capital did not consume all of the remainder of the product.
Newly-opened Dubai schools are likely to consume more energy and water than older schools while amall in Dubai consumes 57 per cent more energy than amall in the US.
It's more like if you are consuming non-cow's milk, with each cup that a child consumes, that child on average appears to be a little bit smaller, a little shorter.
Some 65% of electricity is consumed by population in Kyrgyzstan now, while production consumes only 25%, Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev said during a teleconference on preparedness for upcoming autumn and winter on September 2, reports Tazabek.
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 (93.7 gallons) every year.
La Paz department consumes some 900,000 litres of diesel per day, Medrano added.
The study, involving 532 pancreatic cancer patients, aged between 21 and 85, showed that the more alcohol a man consumes, the greater his risk of the disease.
The fact that Sweden has one of the highest rates of ovarian cancer in the world and that the Swedish population consumes a variety of dairy products led Swedish researchers to investigate the relationship between cow's milk and ovarian cancer.
The P620 measures just 170 mm x 170 mm, features a field-upgradeable Pentium processor module with multiple CPU options, consumes as little as 6W of power, and provides notebook-style power management facilities.
If an athlete consumes 250 calories per day above the caloric needs--a 250-calorie profit--it will take 10 days to gain one pound of lean-body mass [2,500 cal / 250 cal/day = 10 days].