In economics, demand is an economic principle that describes a consumer's desire and willingness to pay a price for a specific good or service. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers. The quantity demanded is the amount of a product people are willing to buy at a certain price; the relationship between price and quantity demanded is known as the demand relationship. (see also supply and demand). The term demand signifies the ability or the willingness to buy a particular commodity at a given point of time.

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