value added


value added
Value added is the risk-adjusted return generated by an investment strategy: the return of the investment strategy minus the return of the benchmark. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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value added UK US (also value-added) noun
[S or U] (also value add, also added value) MARKETING, PRODUCTION the increase in value of a product or service as it goes through the stages of being developed and produced: »

There has been a change towards non-traditional exports with a higher value added.

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Organizing the findings saves the reader time and is the best value-add we can provide.

[U] ECONOMICS the total output (= value of all the products, services, etc.) in a particular region, economy, etc. after taking away the value of inputs (= materials, labour, etc.): »

The presence of large global companies brings much additional benefit to the economy over and above their contribution to value added.

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Increasing domestic value added implies development and use of modern product and process technologies.

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The share of value added in manufacturing by small and medium-sized firms has risen from 28% in 1980 to almost 40% now.

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value added UK US (also value-added) adjective
MARKETING, PRODUCTION relating to the increase in value of a product or service as it goes through the stages of being developed and produced: »

value-added components/goods/services

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Sucralose is just the sort of value-added product the chief executive wants to encourage.

PRODUCTION relating to a process or industry that increases the value of a product or service: high/low value-added activities »

The companies' Hong Kong headquarters are shifting towards higher value-added activities such as sales and marketing.

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value-added manufacturing/production/systems

ECONOMICS used to refer to the profit made from sales of products or services in a particular region, etc. in relation to the value of materials, labour, etc.: »

The Philippine services sector accounted for 43% of GDP in value-added terms.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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