Definitions for "cost-push inflation"
Keywords:  rise, inflation, raw, push, labor
Persistently rising general price levels brought about by rising input costs....
Inflation caused by rising prices following a period of rising costs. When the demand for raw materials exceeds the supply, prices rise. As manufacturers pay more for raw materials, they raise the prices they charge retailers for finished products. Retailers pass these cost increases on to the end-users.
when costs (rather than excessive demand) push up prices and wages (e.g. excessive wage increases or increases in the price of oil).