# Quick Question on Production Possibilities Frontier Curve

Can someone please tell me how or why the curve shifts outward.

In the textbook, I was given that:

"But if we cut production of mobile phones to 3 million this year, we can produce 2 mobile phone factories at point K."

"Then next year, our PPF shifts outward because we have more capital"

I might be wrong here, but is it saying that because we reduced production of mobile phones, we can use the spare \$, to invest in capital resources to speed up/increase the production of mobile phones next year?

If so, then why is it talking about 2 mobile phones at point K if we reduce production cost to 3 million. Is this related to the outward shift?

Also, why is the curve asymmetric?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we requested clarification from the OP 2 years ago. – Giskard May 16 at 15:27