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AD VALOREM TARIFF: A tax on imports that is specified as a percentage of the value of the good or service being taxed. This is one form of trade barrier that's intended to restrict imports into a country. Unlike nontariff barriers and quotas, which increase prices and thus revenue received by domestic producers, an 'ad valorem tariff' generates revenue for the government. For example: a 15 percent ad valorem tariff on a TV set worth $100 would pay a tariff of $15. One advantage of an ad valorem tariff is that it keeps up with changes in prices (mostly inflation).

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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES: The common term for expenditures by the household sector on gross domestic product. In general consumption expenditures include the wide assortment of goods and services purchased by the household sector that provide satisfaction of wants and needs. Consumption expenditures are divided into three categories -- durable, nondurable, and services.

     See also | consumption | satisfaction | household sector | resources | goods | services | wants | needs | personal consumption expenditures | aggregate expenditures | investment expenditures | government purchases | net exports | circular flow | durable goods, consumption | nondurable goods, consumption | services, consumption |


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FINANCIAL MARKETS

Markets that exchange financial instruments, or the legal claims to the ownership of physical assets. All four sectors--household, business, government, and foreign operate on both the demand and supply sides of financial markets. The household sector is generally a net buyer of legal claims as it saves a portion of income. The business and government sector tend to be net sellers as they borrow the funds used to pay for expenditures. The study of macroeconomics is concerned with how the flow of income through financial markets affects short-run business-cycle instability and long-run economic growth. The financial markets are one of three primary sets of macroeconomic markets. The other two are product markets and resource markets.

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