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noun

[mass noun] Economics
  • 1The amount by which the value of an article is increased at each stage of its production, exclusive of initial costs: the proportions of both total output and value added fell
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    • However, textile's share of value added increased over the same period, from 11 percent to 13 percent.
    • We are delighted that our value added at both key stages three and four is so good.
    • Real gross output may also be easier to measure than real value added because it depends largely on deriving price indexes for observable sales.
  • 2The addition of features to a basic line or model for which the buyer is prepared to pay extra: [as modifier]: value-added digital technology
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    • The software will be offered to existing customers and new buyers as ‘a value added service’, the company said.
    • Some value added services are deliverable today.
    • Market penetration has been limited, as relatively few people have opted for these systems or are ready to pay for their associated value added services.
  • 2.1 [as modifier] (Of a company) offering specialized or extended services in a commercial area.
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    • The income generated from the value-added business will flow to, and within, the local community.
    • The fastest growth rate in rural areas has been in farmer-owned, value-added businesses.
    • It could be that one of the brands migrates more toward a high-technology, value-added brand.

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