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What is an unavoidable cost?

Unavoidable costs are generally more fixed in nature and cannot be eliminated, even if the company takes certain action like discontinuing a product line. Any costs that can be eliminated is referred to as an avoidable cost. A company should try to have avoidable costs as those can be eliminated if the company experiences financial distress.

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