Trade Margin

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Trade Margin

 

(in Russian, torgovaia skidka), that part of a commodity’s retail price that is kept by trade organizations and enterprises to cover handling costs and constitute a profit. Trade margins vary with commodities and commodity groups, geographical regions, and marketing systems. In the USSR, the size (as a percentage of the commodity’s retail price) and function of trade margins are set by the State Committee on Prices of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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