increase in

increase in (something)

To develop a particular quality or aptitude over time. Bobby has increased in maturity so much this summer—he's not the troublemaker he once was.
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increase in something

to grow or expand in some quality. He increased in stature and wisdom. The tree increased in size every year.
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Interest on mortgages won't anywhere near eat up the increase in land values, and I'll be selling land right along."
Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) is amidst the fastest growing technologies in the High-end Inertial Sensors, IMUs & INS market with a growth rate of 6.5% with an increase in the market value from USD 571.82 Million in 2018 to USD 1,003.04 Million in 2027.
Financing expenses are expected to increase in 2018 with the issuance of preferred shares and senior notes in first-quarter 2018.
In May 2018, food prices rose by 9.3% year-on-year (8.9% in April), following the increase in fruit prices by 17.6% and meat by 15.2%, fish 11.1% and edible oils 9.9%.
The rise in the prices of products of the manufacturing industry is mainly due to the 7% increase in the price of the products of the agri-food industry , the mechanical and electrical industry by 7 .
The infusion of insulin (INS) was also associated with an increase in average resting RER in comparison to CON (0.93 [+ or -] 0.01 versus 0.83 [+ or -] 0.02, P < 0.05), an increase in average CHO oxidation by 16.6 [+ or -] 4.7 g (P < 0.05), and a decrease in average fat oxidation by 9.9 [+ or -] 2.9 g over four hours (P < 0.05, Table 2).
This growth can be attributed to increase in government spending for defense equipment and growing GDP of the region.
In general, glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycemia is partially caused by an increase in hepatic gluconeogenesis and resistance to insulin [2].
POLICE have seen an increase in the number of recorded burglaries in Stockton's Grangefield ward.
According to the Best's Special Report, the industry's improved surplus position from 2011 to 2012 was driven primarily by a swing in unrealized to realized gains, an increase in contributed capital and lower stockholder dividends, and increased net earnings.
POLICE have increased patrols in the Battlefield area of Newcastle after an increase in break-ins to cars.
According to Connor, this year the company is expecting 25 per cent increase in sales as customers look to take advantage of its value bundles and exciting offers.
"This year we anticipate an increase in some of the most popular IT products as more educational institutions look to digitise their notes and reading material."