What is / Define Demand, Demand Schedule and Demand Curve.


The desire for a commodity of an individual or a group will be called their demand when they are able to pay for that commodity. That is demand is desire with account to pay.

In Benham’s words,

“Demand for anything at a given price is the amount of it which will be bought per unit of time at that price.”

Another definition of demand is ―

“By demand we mean the various quantities of a given commodity or service which the consumers would buy in a market in a given period of time at various prices or at various incomes or at various prices of related goods.”

Demand Schedule: 

The demand schedule is a table which shows the relationship between various amount of commodity demanded at various prices, while other things such as tastes, incomes, size of family etc  which can affect the demand remains constant.

Demand Curve:

Demand curve is the graphical representation of demand schedule. That is, demand curve is a curve on a graph which shows the relationship of demands and prices of a commodity. 

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

Tanmay Chakrabarty is a former CSE student, currently working as a Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the field of Web Application development in PHP+MySQL platform with strong skills in Javascript, JQuery, JQuery UI and CSS. He tries to write notes every week but fails due to heavy loads of duty.

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