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stockpiling

the holding of levels of STOCK which are greater than would be normally required by a person, firm or government agency. Stockpiling usually occurs at times of an actual or expected shortage of a product or in anticipation of a price rise.

stockpiling

the act of accumulating STOCK over and above normal requirements. National and international trade is dependent upon complex and interrelated supply lines from the raw material to the finished good. If at one point along the supply chain a shortage (or bottleneck) can be perceived in advance by firms beyond that point, then those firms will attempt to purchase much greater stocks than their immediate needs warrant. Stockpiling occurs in many areas of economic life, from a government stockpiling food or weapons to an individual consumer amassing quantities of food in anticipation of a price rise. See also BUFFER STOCK.
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Brexit-related stockpiling is also hitting cashflow, according to the report, with companies taking out credit to cover the cost of insurance and other fixed costs.
One in five surveyed said their employers are stockpiling inventory due to concerns about a "bad Brexit" and 4% expect their employers to start building up stock in the next few weeks.
Thousands of Brits are stockpiling for Brexit, with 1,663 people members of the Facebook group 48% Preppers for Families alone.
Based on the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) response to the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic and planning efforts for future pandemics, we considered stockpiling across 9 sites: a centrally held state stockpile and local stockpiles in each of Texas' 8 health service regions (HSRs; online Technical Appendix Figure 1, https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/article/23/6/16-1417Techapp1.pdf).
"Prior to a new season and before a new harvest arrives, stockpiling generally goes away," he said.
Idemitsu Kosan Co.'s Shiogama oil depot in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the northeastern prefectures badly affected by the March disaster, will be designated as one of the stockpiling bases, and the rest are expected to be decided by the end of September 2012, the sources said.
But the governments of South Korea and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on joint stockpiling of crude oil in this country.
This international treaty, to which more than 140 countries are parties, prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, acquisition or retention of biological and toxin weapons.
The state last month completed stockpiling smallpox vaccines for 2.5 million people as part of its measures against an attack using biological weapons, health minister Chikara Sakaguchi said Friday.
Some policymakers fear that stockpiling the drug may give citizens a false sense of security; it does not protect other organs from absorbing radiation.
WASHINGTON -- Federal legislation that would require stockpiling of potassium iodide to prepare for potential terrorist attacks on nuclear facilities, as well as for accidents at nuclear plants, has the endorsement of the American Thyroid Association.
In the video he recommended stockpiling food, medical supplies, sanitary equipment and matches, as well as guns and ammunition.