- weighted average
- = weighted meanAn arithmetic average that takes into account the importance of the items making up the average.exampleA trader buys a commodity on three occasions – 100 tonnes at £70 per tonne, 300 tonnes at £80 per tonne, and 50 tonnes at £95 per tonne. The purchases total 450 tonnes. The simple average price would be (70 + 80 + 95)/3 = £81.7. However, the weighted average, taking into account the amount purchased on each occasion, is:[(100 × 70) + (300 × 80) + (50 × 95)]/450 = £79.4 per tonne.

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