short supply


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short supply

An item is in short supply when the total of stock on hand and anticipated receipts during a given period are less than the total estimated demand during that period.
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Other company were there: two playing cards, two playing dominoes, three standing by the counter lengthening out a short supply of wine.
Fuel, in those days, coal, the main driver of industry and the railways, was in short supply because access to the mines was blocked by snow drifts.
KARACHI -- The cotton market remained devoid of activity on Wednesday due to short supply of quality lint.
The US Commerce Departments Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released a final rule imposing amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Short Supply controls on US domestic crude oil.
NAWABSHAH -- Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Tahir Hussain Sangi, taking notice of short supply of water in different areas of the Nawabshah city has asked Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) officials to ensure uninterrupted power supply to water works providing water to the city.
Global Banking News-February 27, 2014--Central bank of Trinidad says foreign exchange is in short supply
Alan Simpson of the Toy Retailers Association said: "If there is something in short supply, unscrupulous suppliers will milk it any way they can.
About 80 percent of the drugs in short supply are generic medicines for injection, including the chemotherapy treatment drug Doxil, WFTV reports.
If the rumor is true, that could mean that the iPhone will be in somewhat of a short supply when it launches as expected on Sept.
Dealers blamed the abnormal hike in chicken prices to short supply and high consumption.
There is a danger to this enhanced output due to predicted short supply of Bt cotton seeds, said Dr.
But if you consider the fact that electrical skills are in short supply nationwide, a career change into the electrical trade or adding some electrical skills to your current trade would seem tempting.