Definition of demand-led in English:


(also demand-driven)


  • Caused or determined by demand from consumers or clients.

    ‘demand-led programmes such as social security’
    • ‘Many companies believe that within the next five years, 95 percent of supply chains will be demand-driven.’
    • ‘In recent weeks, the government has released some oil reserves to dampen the demand-led price rises in the price of oil.’
    • ‘Development must be participatory and demand-driven.’
    • ‘Their appetites are helping to fuel demand-led growth for the first time in decades.’
    • ‘Instead, he instigated a demand-led programme, encouraging staff to come up with innovative ideas and then cherry-picking those that would add value to the economy.’