Definition of Aggregate Demand

Definition: Aggregate demand is the sum of all demand in an economy. This can be computed by adding the expenditure on consumer goods and services, investment, and net exports (total exports minus total imports).

Terms related to Aggregate Demand:

  • Demand
  • Speculative Demand
  • Aggregate Supply

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