Examples of overcapacity in a Sentence
The airlines are lowering their prices because of an overcapacity of seats.
Recent Examples of overcapacity from the Web
And while the steel and aluminum tariffs will hit many countries, they are primarily aimed at combating overcapacity in Chinese metals, including those that are routed through other nations.
The Montgomery County Animal Shelter has a maximum capacity of 350, but after Hurricane Harvey, the shelter is overcapacity at 450 animals.
Clearly there is overcapacity dumping of steel and aluminium by some countries, particularly China.
In our view, any final decision (on tariffs) should focus on Chinese overcapacity.
The Aluminum Association in Washington, D.C., considers Chinese overcapacity as the aluminum market's fundamental problem, said Matt Meenan, senior director of public affairs.
Among other things, the subsidized system has led to overcapacity across the manufacturing spectrum in China’s economy.
But uniform barriers would hit Canada hardest, which seems odd, given that China is the main cause of global overcapacity in both metals.
Soren Schroder, Bunge's chief executive officer, said in July that clear overcapacity in the industry meant there was a need for consolidation.
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OVERCAPACITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overcapacity for English Language Learners
: a situation in which an industry, company, etc., has or produces more of something than it is able to sell or use
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