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13:09 May 16, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: ganhos de escala
ganhos de escala

..o banco vai precisar mais ganhos de escala...
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na +1economies of scaleJane Lamb-Ruiz
naEconomies of scaleCarl Youngblood
nascale gains
Silvio Picinini
naScale profitsCarolina Alfaro de Carvalho
naprofits of scalemiri
naQuantity related gains
Rodolfo Beneyto
naa succession of profits
Helena El Masri
nareturns to scaleSteve Smith



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a succession of profits

"... the bank will need a succession of profits..."
Without reading the whole paragraph it is a bit difficult to choose the right translation. Maybe this one helps.

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returns to scale

"the bank will need more returns to scale," ie., more savings/profit/etc. due to size advantage. At least that seems the most likely translation without more context.

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Quantity related gains

There might be a better English expresssion to describe "ganhos de escala", but it doesn't occur to me at the moment. However, the concept is as follows: if you buy 10,000 units you'll pay less than if you buy 100. The same applies to production. A prototype will cost you an amount uncomparable to what the same product will cost in mass production. And what you gain is called "ganhos de escala".

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economies of scale

that's it! Jane

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profits of scale

I think that it means "profits as a result of larger quantities"

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Scale profits

It is some sort of variation of the answers above.

Subject: economic principles & theories
Portuguese Term: economia de escala
English Term: 1)economy of scale; 2)economics to scale; 3)scale economy; 4)economics of scale
Definition: the production of an item at a cheaper cost by its manufacture in larger quantities

    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu/
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Economies of scale

Jane is right. This is a standard term in Economics. Even though "ganhos" isn't the same as "economias", the term, as applied here, means the same thing.

Here's Merriam-Webster's take on it:

Main Entry: economy of scale
Date: 1957
: a reduction in unit costs brought about especially by increased size of production facilities -- usually used in plural

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scale gains

Pode usar gains, não é scale economy nem scale profits, porque os ganhos de escala podem não ser lucros, podem ser redução de despesas.

    Reference: http://www.unibanco.com.br/unibanco/demonst/tri_2/relat_i.ht...
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