Rate of Accumulation

Rate of Accumulation

 

under capitalism, the ratio of an accumulated sum of surplus value to operating capital or to the mass of surplus value; under socialism, the ratio of the value of that part of the surplus product which goes for accumulation to the value of the entire surplus product.

The rate of accumulation shows what part of national income is used for accumulation. This part forms the accumulation fund, which may be expressed by the formula a = A/I, where a is the rate of accumulation, A is the accumulation fund, and I is national income.

The production accumulation fund, that is, the part used to expand the sphere of material production, constitutes the most important part of the accumulation fund. Hence, along with the general rate of accumulation, the rate of production accumulation (the ratio of the production accumulation fund to national income) is of great importance. This proportion expresses the ratio of production of producers’ goods to production of consumer goods. In Soviet economic literature the rate of production accumulation is usually defined as the ratio between the two subdivisions of social production.

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Although easing to the weakest in four months, the rate of accumulation was sharp overall and above the series trend.
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At his average rate of accumulation last year he would have become more than $200,000 wealthier during his seven minutes on the stage.
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However, the rate of accumulation was slower than in the previous month and was moderate overall.
For the duration of the study, the rate of accumulation of mutations measured in the biopsied tissue between time points was slow, even when patients were not taking aspirin, with the exception of one patient.
The rate of accumulation went on diminishing during the neoliberal decades, despite the reprieve in the boom of the new technologies during the second half of the 1990s (Dumenil and Levy, 2011b: 33).
Backlogs of work at North East companies increased at a solid pace in December, with the rate of accumulation the sharpest since March 2011.
This rate of accumulation is equivalent to an average pump-out frequency interval of about four to six years for the 48 septic tanks studied here.
However, the rate of accumulation remained only meagre and close to June's recent low, they noted.