# Relationship between “Market Demand Schedule” and “Market Demand Curve”

Market demand means the demand of all the consumers in the market for a good at a particular price.

Market demand schedule shows the total demand of all the consumers in the market at various prices. It can be constructed by the summation of the individual demand schedules of all the individuals in the market.

Let us take the case of two individuals in the market. The analysis can be extended to any number of buyers. The individual demand schedules of both the individual buyers, ‘A’ and ‘B’ and the market demand schedule is shown in the Table 1.2. Market demand has been found out by adding the individual demands of ‘A’ and ‘B’ at corresponding prices.

In Table 1.2, QA is the demand of ‘A’, QB is the demand of ‘B’ and QA+B represent the combined demand of ‘A’ and ‘B’ (or the market demand) at each price.

At the price of Rs. 12 per kg, ‘A’ demands 1 kg. of apples and ‘B’ demands 2 kg. of apples. The total demand at Rs. 12 per kg. is 3 kg. At price of Rs. 11 per kg, ‘A’ demands 2 kg. of apples and ‘B’ demands 3 kg of apples.