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durable goods

pl n
(Commerce) goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement. Compare disposable goods, perishables. Also called: durables
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du′rable goods′


n.pl.
goods, such as household appliances, that are not consumed in use and can be used for a period of time.
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durable goods

Goods—usually consumer items, such as large appliances—that are consumed over time and require infrequent replacement.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.durable goods - consumer goods that are not destroyed by usedurable goods - consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
appliance - durable goods for home or office use
consumer goods - goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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durable goods

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Sales of semi-durable goods (down 2.3%), such as clothing, and nondurable goods (down 0.8%), such as cosmetics, fell, while sales of durable goods (up 3.1%), such as automobiles and telecommunications devices, increased.
This article focuses on consumer spending on durable goods. It finds that the effect of interest rates on this category of spending has weakened in the current recovery.
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.
durable goods rose solidly in March, and orders the previous month were revised upward, signaling strength in the manufacturing sector, the government reported Wednesday.
Within durable goods, total employment declined by 55,000 in August.
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.
Unless the firm can credibly convince (commit to) consumers it will take their losses into account when setting a future price, a durable goods monopolist may lose its market power and be forced to price at or near its marginal cost.
Indonesia's durable goods imports fell 8.8 percent (year-to-year) during the first quarter of 2001, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Manufacturing output declined 0.1 percent in January, with a 0.3 percent decrease in the production of durable goods and a 0.2 percent increase in nondurable goods.
Looking at the composition of retail sales shows that durable goods purchases account for much of the weakness in consumer demand.
Retail sales in October rose 5.2 percent month-on-month as sales of durable goods (up 10.8%), such as mobile phones, sales of semi-durable goods (up 3.2%), such as clothing, and sales of nondurable goods (up 3.0%), such as food, all increased.

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