buying power

noun

: the amount of money that a person or group has available to spend : purchasing power
Inflation decreases consumer buying power.
a multinational corporation with a tremendous amount of buying power

Examples of buying power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, despite this immense buying power, our influence hasn’t always translated to leadership roles. Essence, 28 Mar. 2024 Romance operates like a market, in other words, one in which some people have far more buying power than others. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 12 Mar. 2024 Fans were apparently eager to support the re-release, and their collective buying power has helped the project become a chart win once again. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator, $1 in 2023 has only 70% of the buying power as $1 in July 2009, when the federal minimum wage was last increased. Nerdwallet, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 The company increased its buying power in December by increasing its credit facility by $100 million to $300 million. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, 13 Mar. 2024 While the end of the cheap-money era hit buying power across Europe, a lack of supply is impacting prices in many cities. Henrique Almeida, Fortune Europe, 15 Dec. 2023 Republican lawmakers have stressed that inflation rates that peaked in 2022 have hurt family’s buying power, an immediate pressure point that has hurt President Joe Biden’s approval. Josh Boak, Fortune, 20 Feb. 2024 Republican lawmakers have stressed that inflation rates that peaked in 2022 have hurt family's buying power, an immediate pressure point that has hurt President Joe Biden's approval. CBS News, 19 Feb. 2024

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“Buying power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buying%20power. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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