What is the difference between consumer and producer?

consumer | producer | Antonyms |

Producer is an antonym of consumer.


In context|economics|lang=en terms the difference between consumer and producer

is that consumer is (economics) someone who trades money for goods as an individual while producer is (economics) an individual or organization that creates goods and services.

As nouns the difference between consumer and producer

is that consumer is one who, or that which, consumes while producer is (economics) an individual or organization that creates goods and services.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

consumer

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, consumes.
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  • (economics) someone who trades money for goods as an individual.
  • This new system favours the consumer over the producer.
  • (biology) an organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.
  • Derived terms

    * anticonsumer * consumerist * consumerism

    Antonyms

    * (economics) and (biology): producer

    See also

    biology * carnivore * decomposer * detritivore * first-order consumer * herbivore * omnivore * producer * scavenger * second-order consumer English agent nouns ----

    producer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (economics) An individual or organization that creates goods and services.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers , and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}
  • One who produces an artistic production like a CD, a theater production, a film, a TV program and so on.
  • (biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
  • (UK, slang) An arrest for speeding after which the driver is allowed seven days in which to produce his/her driving licence and related documents at a police station.
  • (archaic) A furnace for producing combustible gas for fuel.
  • Derived terms

    * executive producer * primary producer

    Anagrams

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