Ang merkantilism o merkantilismo ay isang rebulusyon kung saan ang mga ginagamit sa panahon na iyon ay puro mikanika. at dahil dito mas mabilis natatapos ang mga gawain na dati ay inaabot ng siyam-siyam.

MERCANTILISM ---> is said to be the main economic system used during the 16th to 18th centuries wherein the main goal was to increase a nation's wealth by imposing government regulation concerning all of the nation's commercial interests. It was believed that national strength could be maximized by limiting imports via tariffs and maximizing exports.

It is also called COMMERCIALISM ---> in which a country attempts to amass wealth through trade with other countries, exporting more than it imports and increasing stores of gold and precious metals. It is often considered as an outdated system.