Looking to different areas of manufacturing, capital goods makers reported an increase of 3.7% in orders, while producer goods
firms added 1.3%.
Apart from producer goods
, the areas being negotiated include services, investments, intellectual property and government procurement.
But there was some good news in the manufacturing sector, with capital and producer goods
makers reporting slight gains.
In fact the most profitable premium segments of the markets for most consumer and producer goods
in China today are dominated by companies from advanced economies, with domestic producers holding the price-sensitive lower segments.
This holds true both for actions involving consumer goods, or first order goods, and for actions that involve producer goods
, or higher order goods.
And the picture was varied across the sector, with a bright spot of 2.2 percent growth in orders for consumer goods makers, while capital goods firms fell back 1.8 percent and producer goods
Demand for German-made goods was down across all sectors, with orders for producer goods
and capital goods falling by 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent respectively, while there was a 3.0-percent drop in orders for consumer goods.
In broken down figures, capital goods orders slumped most significantly in September -- down by 1.6 percent -- while orders for producer goods
and consumer goods edged up 0.5 percent.
However, one of the more striking findings in our report is that the majority of social enterprises in the Philippines are product-based, with a strong focus on livelihood-based producer goods
. In most of the countries where we work, by contrast, we see more services-based social enterprises, especially in critical sectors such as health, education, and water and sanitation.
In a modern economy, the resources or producer goods
available for allocation consist of land, labor, and a bewildering variety of capital goods produced and carried over from the past.
The major defining characteristic of a market economy is that decisions on investment and the allocation of producer goods
are mainly made through markets.
Counterfeit consumer products and producer goods
which are closely related to farmers' lives, including home appliances and fertilizers, are the targets of the crackdown, according to a circular jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and offices carried by Xinhua.