panic buying


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panic buying

n
the buying up of large quantities of a commodity which, it is feared, is likely to be in short supply
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panic buying

[ˈpænɪkˈbaɪɪŋ] naccaparramento (di generi alimentari)
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After questioning three manufacturers and five major distributors, Executive Yuan Cabinet secretary-General Cho Jung-tai yesterday (March 7) announced the results of an investigation into the panic buying of toilet paper.
The problems were made worse by people panic buying because of the bad weather.
Panic buyers empty supermarket shelves as supply lorries struggle to reach stores There's now't that will get people panic buying more than media reports of folk panic buying.
Malik said the decline is based on the hostile situation between the United States and Pakistan that created panic buying of the dollar in the local currency market creating a spike up to Rs113 against the dollar.
There seemed to be no respite in panic buying from needy spinners, which turned the market highly volatile.
He said he initially suspended deployment of OFWs to Qatar as a preemptive move after receiving reports of panic buying in the oil rich country.
Global Banking News-July 10, 2015--Greeks resort to panic buying
68 billion litre figure of April last year when sales were boosted by panic buying over the threat of a tanker strike.
PANIC buying of petrol and unseasonably warm weather lifted retail sales figures for March yesterday.
When the row with drivers began last month, the Government advised motorists to top up their cars with petrol and to store fuel in jerry cans, leading to panic buying and shortages of supplies.
After the row flared last month the Government advised motorists to top up their cars with petrol and to store fuel in jerry cans, leading to panic buying and shortages of supplies.
SALES of fuel over Easter fell by almost a third compared with a year ago after the Government sparked panic buying by motorists.