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Supply and Demand

The availability of goods and services in the market and the desire of consumers to buy them. Supply and demand is a major factor (some economists believe the only factor) in determining the price of a good or service. See also: Law of Supply and Demand.

supply and demand

see SUPPLY CURVE, DEMAND CURVE.

supply and demand

An economic principle that says the price is determined by the point where supply equals demand.As supplies increase and purchasers have more choices of housing or commercial spaces,sellers and landlords will begin to compete on the basis of price and prices will come down.As demand increases and there are insufficient properties in the market to meet the demand, purchasers will begin bidding up the prices or sellers will raise prices until they meet some price resistance.

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Dinbo Macaranas, senior research manager at Colliers International Philippines, said in a third quarter report dated November 9 that recently, concerns about oversupply have appeared due to record completions in supply, rising vacancies, and declining yields.
Kapadia however underlined the importance of compliance to make the deal successful and reduce the oversupply.
Masand reckons Dubai will see a significant rent drop owing to oversupply in the market.
Asked whether not defining a ceiling for OPEC output by the meeting's statement would legitimize the group's oversupply, he said: "[By the statement] we have not approved of the oversupply- if we agreed with a higher ceiling then we must bear the market's reaction but now the aftermaths of the oversupply is directed at those who have supplied more than the market's need.
Demand is struggling to cope with the oversupply amid a slowdown in the global economy this year and is expected to continue into next year.
He said oversupply in the oil market continued to be a concern, not least considering the uncertainty about when the adjustment process kicks off in earnest.
Crude prices collapsed more than 50 percent between June and January owing to the oversupply and weak demand.
The report indicated that over the first half of 2015 oil oversupply is expected to hit 1--1.
We are experiencing an obvious oversupply in the market that needs time to be absorbed," he said.
is ongoing, (13) but the best solutions to oversupply avoid compensating
Bahrain's office market has been suffering from an oversupply of office stock and weak occupier demand since the 2008/09 crisis.
Rental rates in Riyadh's office sector could drop by 3 per cent due to extreme oversupply, a report said, adding that rates are likely to remain static in the retail and industrial sector in 2014.