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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?
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.
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.
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.
The 60-W equivalent delivers 600 lumens with a typical efficiency of 79 lumens per watt and consumes 7.
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].
Manufacturing the newsprint produces about 660 kg of planet-warming carbon dioxide and consumes about 22,700 liters of water.
Dumont announced that the company is building a rail spur at its Livermore Falls, Maine, location, a power generating plant that consumes some 350,000 tons per year of wood.