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Definition of

market structure


organization of particular area of commercial activity the makeup of a particular market. Market structure can be described with reference to different characteristics of a market, including its size and value, the number of providers and their market share, consumer and business purchasing behavior, and growth forecasts. The description may also include a demographic and regional breakdown of providers and customers and an analysis of pricing structures, likely technological impacts, and domestic and overseas sales.

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Definitions of ’market structure’ and meaning of ’market structure’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’market structure’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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