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buffer stocknoun [C or U]

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ECONOMICS, FINANCE a large ​supply of a commodity (= a ​crop, metal, ​fuel, etc.) that is ​bought and ​stored when ​extra is ​available, and ​sold when there is not enough, in ​order to ​control its ​price and ​quantity in the ​economy: Rubber ​pricesfell to a four-year ​low, despite ​purchases for the ​bufferstock.
COMMERCE, PRODUCTION extraproducts, ​supplies, etc that a ​companykeeps, so it always has enough ​available to ​sell or use: Management ​wants to keep a ​bufferstock of 500 ​units.
(Definition of buffer stock from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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