buffer stock

noun

Definition of buffer stock

: a stock of a basic commodity (such as tin) acquired (as by a cartel) in a period of low or unstable prices and distributed in a period of high prices to stabilize the market

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“Buffer stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffer%20stock. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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