Definition of Trough:

  1. The business cycle moves in five phases: expansion, peak, contraction, trough, and recovery. The trough is the bottoming process of moving from contraction, or declining business activity, to recovery, which is increasing business activity. Economists use several metrics to track the economic cycle throughout its various phases. The most recognizable of these is gross domestic product (GDP), which is the total value of all goods and services that a country produces.

  2. The lowest point in the economic cycle. The trough forms after a period of contraction ends and before a period of expansion begins. Compare to Peak.

  3. A trough, in economic terms, can refer to a stage in the business cycle where activity is bottoming, or where prices are bottoming, before a rise.

Synonyms of Trough

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How to use Trough in a sentence?

  1. The actual trough can only be identified in hindsight, and is marked by conditions like higher unemployment, layoffs, declining business sales and earnings, and lower credit availability.
  2. A trough, in economic terms, can refer to a stage in the business cycle where activity is bottoming, or where prices are bottoming, before a rise.
  3. The business cycle is the upward and downward movement of gross domestic product (GDP) and consists of recessions and expansions that end in peaks and troughs.

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