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Price is dependent upon the characteristics of both these fundamental components of a market.
How Demand and Supply Determine Market Price
Demand and supply represent the willingness of consumers and producers to engage in buying and selling. An exchange of a product takes place when buyers and sellers can agree upon a price.
This module will look at price in a competitive market. When imperfect competition exists such as with a monopoly or single selling firm, price outcomes may not follow the same general rules. Equilibrium Price When a product exchange occurs, the agreed upon price is called an "equilibrium" price, or a "market clearing" price.
Graphically, this price occurs at the intersection of demand and supply as presented in Figure 1. In Figure 1, both buyers and sellers are willing to exchange the quantity Q at the price P. At this point, supply and demand are in balance.Demand and Supply Explained- Econ 2.1
Price determination depends equally on demand and supply. It is truly a balance of the two market components.
The Dangerous Economist: How Supply And Demand Have Affected Beef Prices Recently
To see why the balance must occur, examine what happens when there is no balance, for example when market price is below that shown as P in Figure 1. At any price below P, the quantity demanded is greater than the quantity supplied.
In such a situation, consumers would be clamouring for a product that producers would not be willing to supply; a shortage would exist. In this event, consumers would choose to pay a higher price in order to get the product they want, while producers would be encouraged by a higher price to bring more of the product onto the market.
The end result is a rise in price, to P, where supply and demand are in balance. Similarly, if a price above P were chosen arbitrarily the market would be in surplus, too much supply relative to demand. If that were to happen, producers would be willing to take a lower price in order to sell, and consumers would be induced by lower prices to increase their purchases. Only when the price falls would balance be restored.
A market price is not necessarily a fair price, it is merely an outcome. It does not guarantee total satisfaction on the part of buyer and seller. Typically some assumptions about the behaviour of buyers and sellers are made, which add a sense of reason to a market price.
For example, buyers are expected to be self-interested and, although they may not have perfect knowledge, at least they will try to look out for their own interests. Meanwhile, sellers are considered to be profit maximizers.
This assumption limits their willingness to sell to within a price range, high to low, where they can stay in business. Change in Equilibrium Price When either demand or supply shifts, the equilibrium price will change.
Look at the modules on understanding supply for a discussion of why of that market component may move. Some examples are given below to show what happens to price when supply or demand shifts occur. Unusually good weather increases output. When a bumper crop develops supply shifts outward and downward, shown as S2 in Figure 2; more product is available over the full range of prices. With no immediate change in consumers' willingness to buy crops, there is a movement along the demand curve to a new equilibrium.
How Demand and Supply Determine Market Price
Consumers will buy more but only at a lower price. How much the price must fall to induce consumers to purchase the greater supply depends upon the elasticity of demand. In Figure 2, price falls from P1 to P2 if a bumper crop is produced. Look at the new demand curve and at the table. This is a change in demand. So, one factor which will cause the demand to change is the price of a related good. What will happen to Fred's demand for chicken?
Notice that the old table of quantities is now changed. Fred is willing to buy more chicken at each price. This is what a change in demand means! Careful, this is a trick question. There is no change in demand. The quantity that Fred will buy has increased, but he'd still but the same amount at the old price.
Since economists use the word demand to refer to the whole relationship between prices and quantities, this is not a change in demand - it is just a change in the amount Fred will buy. We could also call this a movement along the curve rather than a movement of the demand curve. When the price of one changes, the demand for the other good is likely to move in the opposite direction.
Suppose the price of biscuits goes up. Fred will buy less biscuits because the price went up. Fred always has biscuits with chicken they complement each other. So, Fred's demand for chicken is likely to fall because he'll eat a little less chicken and biscuits together. This is a change in demand for chicken because Fred is willing to buy less chicken at each price of chicken. Look at the table and the graph.
Again, at each price, the amount that Fred is willing to buy has changed. This is a decrease in demand. Fred loves corn on the cob with chicken.
There is an increase in demand. Fred will buy more corn moving along his demand curve for corn when the price of corn falls.
This will increase his willingness to buy chicken to go with the corn, even though the price of chicken hasn't changed.
If he gets laid off, he's probably going to eat a lot more macaroni and cheese instead of chicken - or at least chicken casserole instead of roast chicken. So, his demand for chicken will fall since there's been no change in the price of chicken - only his willingness to buy chicken.
So, changes in income can affect the demand for a good. Again, at each price, Fred is willing to buy a smaller amount of chicken. There is a new quantity Q' column in the table and the demand curve has shifted.
Supply and demand challenges continue for beef industry
Fred isn't rich; he just got a small raise. Fred's income increased, so he's willing to buy more chicken at each price. One possibility is that the Surgeon General could declare that a chicken a day keeps the doctor away. Chicken prevents heart attacks, for example.
Fred will now buy more chicken each week at the same old prices because his tastes have changed. This is a change in demand because his behavior changed even though the price of chicken didn't change.
A change in tastes or attitudes can cause a change in demand. By the way, taste doesn't just apply to food - it's a catchall term that economists use to describe changes in attitude, which can be about anything from the latest clothing fad to solid waste disposal and environmental awareness! Again, Fred is willing to buy more chicken at each price of chicken.
His demand for chicken has increased. What happens to his demand for chicken? Since Fred can't get enough chicken made with his new recipe, he must be buying more chicken at each price. Fred only grills steak on the BBQ - chicken is beyond is skills. Demand for chicken decreased. Since Fred is buying more steak to BBQ, he's buying less chicken at the same old prices. Fred's behavior has changed even though the prices remain the same. Here is an increase in demand.
Since Fred no longer eats fish, he's got to eat something, so he'll eat more chicken along with other food. His behavior has changed, so the line representing that behavior the demand curve has changed.
Mmmmmm, he loves it! Fred will buy more chicken for the barbeque simply because he likes it! The price of chicken hasn't changed - just his behavior. Fred has a big freezer, so I think he'll probably stock it up. His demand for chicken will increase this week.
A change in expectations can cause a change in demand. This can get a little tricky because, while a change in the price of chicken never causes the demand for chicken to increase, a change in the expected price of chicken can cause the demand to increase! The difference is that the price has not changed - only people's beliefs or attitudes about the future have changed.
They are willing to buy a different amount of chicken at each current price. Yet, again, Fred is willing to buy more chicken at each price of chicken. What happens to his demand for chicken this week? Remember the price of chicken hasn't changed yet. Since Fred expects prices to go down next week, why should he buy it now?
He'd be better off eating hamburger this week and stocking up on chicken next week. A change in the price of the good never changes the demand for the good - it changes the quantity demanded.
The following factors will change demand i. Generally, the higher the price of a good, the less people are willing to buy; the lower the price, the more people are willing to buy. This is referred to as the Law of Demand.