Surplus and Shortage (Consumer and Producer) - Explained
What is a Surplus and Shortage of Goods?
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What is an Economic Surplus of Goods?
A excess or surplus of goods in the market arises when producers produce more of a good or service that consumers want or need at a given price.
What is an Economic Shortage of Goods?
A shortage, in contrast, arises when consumers demand (need or want and are able to purchase) more of a good or service that supplied by producer sin the market.
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