Definition of factor cost in English:

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factor cost


The cost of an item or a service in terms of the various factors that have played a part in its production or availability, and exclusive of tax costs.
Example sentences
  • There is no precedent in history for an important factor cost to drop so rapidly for such an extended period of time.
  • The existence of these additional costs simply implies that firms will move only when the factor cost advantages of alternative locations also compensate for these additional relocation costs as well as the increased transport costs.
  • If the coefficient estimates on per capita income are negative, however, that would suggest that Japanese firms were, on average, drawn to a country not for its market potential but, rather, for lower factor costs of production.

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Syllabification: fac·tor cost

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