stock turnover

the ratio of cost of goods sold over average stock (at cost). This indicates how many times, on average, the entire inventory ( stock) was sold and replaced during the year. Glossary of Business Terms

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stock turnover UK US noun [C or U] (also stock turn, also inventory turnover) ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE
the rate at which a company's goods are sold and replaced: low/high stock turnover »

With stock turnover so low it's hard to predict a trend.

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The new procurement function has raised the frequency of total stock turnover from less than once, to around five or six times each year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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