How is shutdown price calculated?
Similarly, you may ask, how is shutdown point calculated?
Calculating the shutdown point The short run shutdown point for a competitive firm is the output level at the minimum of the average variable cost curve. Then its variable cost function is Q3 –5Q2 +60Q, and its average variable cost function is (Q3 –5Q2 +60Q)/Q= Q2 –5Q + 60.
Subsequently, question is, what is shut down point? A shutdown point is a level of operations at which a company experiences no benefit for continuing operations and therefore decides to shut down temporarily (or in some cases permanently). It results from the combination of output and price where the company earns just enough revenue to cover its total variable costs.
Also Know, what is the shutdown price in economics?
The shut down price are the conditions and price where a firm will decide to stop producing. It occurs where AR <AVC. The shut down price is said to occur, where price (average revenue AR) is less than average variable costs (AVC). At this price (AR<AVC), the firm is making an operating loss.
What will be the price and quantity where the firm will shut down?
If the market price is equal to average cost at the profit-maximizing level of output, then the firm is making zero profits. If the market price that a perfectly competitive firm faces is below average variable cost at the profit-maximizing quantity of output, then the firm should shut down operations immediately.