This question already has an answer here:

Why do we say "rise in demand" instead of "rise in the demand"? Is this logic also applicable for phrases such as "increase in adoption" and "increase in demand"? Please assist. Are these idioms??

marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, RaceYouAnytime, AmE speaker, Mari-Lou A, Nigel J Mar 1 '18 at 1:08

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


"Demand" is an uncountable noun, and it's referring to a general concept in this instance, so it doesn't take an article. If you were talking about a specific type of demand, like "rise in the demand for wheat", then it does take an article.

See this related question for more details.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.