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consumer durable

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(Economics) a manufactured product that has a relatively long useful life, such as a car or a television
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Interest rates used in the model are those relevant to each type of durable good adjusted for inflation.
recent work by Bulow [1982] and Stokey [1981] demonstrates that the monopoly sellers of a perfectly durable good face special problems not found with nondurable goods.
Moreover, no effort has been made to explicitly consider the complications that arise from the durable good nature of most of these commodities.
8%), such as cosmetics, fell, while sales of durable goods (up 3.
Washington, Rajab 28, 1435, May 27, 2014, SPA -- Orders to US factories for durable goods rose unexpectedly in April, primarily due to a jump in defense orders, but a category that signals business investment plans fell by the biggest amount in three months, the government reported Tuesday, dimming hopes of a sharp rebound in economic growth in the second quarter.
According to Derek Engelbrecht, Retail and Consumer Products Sector leader at Ernst & Young in South Africa, the survey results indicate that the growth in durable goods and particularly semi-durable goods remained lively, but non-durable goods sales volumes disappointed.
During the past 12 months, production worker employment decreased by 252,000 positions, a drop of four percent, compared to a loss of 52,000 jobs, a reduction of two percent, for non-production employment in durable goods.
It shows durable goods excluding transportation orders (the dark blue line) as a smoothed version of total durable goods orders.
Meanwhile, in-mold film decorating is making big strides in auto parts and other durable goods as a cost-effective and environmentally benign alternative to painting, plating, printing, and hot stamping.
The new company MBA Polymers Austria--Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH will process highly mixed plastics resulting from the legislated take-back and recycling of durable goods, such as appliances and electrical equipment, which takes place on a large scale in Europe.
The most notable gains late in 2001 were in sales of durable goods, and further advances are likely starting in midyear 2002.
During the same period in 2000, durable goods imports stood at US$48.

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