Meaning of “dead stock” in the English Dictionary

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"dead stock" in Business English

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dead stocknoun [ U ]

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COMMERCE an amount of a product that a company has bought or made but is unable to sell. Storing dead stock costs money and so reduces the amount of profit a company can make:

Under the rules you can discount the products after a year, but a year is a long time to keep dead stock.

(Definition of “dead stock” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)