capital goods

plural noun Economics.
machines and tools used in the production of other goods (contrasted with consumer goods ).

Origin:
1895–1900

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capital goods
 
pl n
economics Compare consumer goods Also called: producer goods goods that are themselves utilized in the production of other goods rather than being sold to consumers

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capital goods definition


Goods used in the production of commodities; producers' goods. (Compare consumer goods.)

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Example sentences
Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported.
Business booms for builders and producers of capital goods.
Excess credit causes an unsustainable boom in housing, autos and other capital
  goods industries.
The demand for capital goods comes from makers of consumer goods.
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