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buffer stock

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Definition of buffer stock in English:

noun

A reserve of a commodity that can be used to offset price fluctuations.
Example sentences
  • Why is it that with 60 million tonnes of grain in surplus of the buffer stock, India still has hunger on this scale?
  • The country is well placed to meet the situations, thanks to a large buffer stock and treasury overflowing with foreign exchange.
  • India, for instance, has witnessed an impressive expansion in food production over the years, and it has built up a large buffer stock of foodgrains.

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