- how much of an item one is willing, ready and able to purchase- depends on a number of different factors. For example, people probably care about how much an item costs when deciding how much to purchase. They might also consider how much money they make when making purchasing decisions.
Economists break down the determinants of an individual's demand into five categories:
- Prices of Related Goods
Demand is then a function of these five categories. Let's look more closely at each of the determinants of demand.