Definition of market forces in English:

market forces

plural noun

  • The economic factors affecting the price of, demand for, and availability of a commodity.

    ‘questioning the wisdom of leaving oil prices to be determined purely by market forces’
    • ‘Our economic system is highly artificial and insulated from market forces.’
    • ‘The free marketeers say that we need more deregulation and market forces.’
    • ‘The market for generic medicines is not regulated, as it was thought that market forces would keep their prices down.’
    • ‘It is easy to be misled by all the talk about privatization and harnessing market forces.’
    • ‘With normal market forces coming into play, discount rates on bonds can be expected to decrease.’
    • ‘Following the initial establishment of a planned economy, market forces were gradually introduced.’
    • ‘Can market forces manage issues of food labeling or must regulators be involved?’
    • ‘The increases ignored fluctuating market forces, including fuel prices and rising costs.’
    • ‘They also question why writers should be immune from the market forces that govern every other industry.’
    • ‘Combine that with market forces and it means rocketing prices for the limited number of properties still available in York.’
    • ‘The city must create a wide range of employment opportunities if it is to withstand volatile global market forces.’
    • ‘They were committed to shift the balance from the state and collectivist values to market forces and individualism.’
    • ‘Its implosion is a reminder that, in the long run, market forces trump state power.’
    • ‘As the number of struggling Internet companies continues to rise, market forces must be allowed to prevail.’
    • ‘Rather, its low cost means that market forces cannot be relied on to ensure its availability in these settings.’
    • ‘First, the game's senior managers did not raise the price; market forces did.’
    • ‘Trade was certainly moved by comparative advantage, and market forces did generate some specialization.’
    • ‘We reach the point then where we must seek to distinguish between moral forces and market forces.’
    • ‘First and foremost, it takes advantage of market forces that are already in play.’
    • ‘The fact is, gas prices are at record-high levels not because of taxes but because of market forces.’

Pronunciation

market forces