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consumer goods

plural noun, Economics
1.
goods that are ready for consumption in satisfaction of human wants, as clothing or food, and are not utilized in any further production (contrasted with capital goods).
Also called consumption goods.
Origin of consumer goods
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Exports limited to light machinery, foodstuffs, and some consumer goods.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • A few words must be said about the import of consumer goods.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • Social production is divided into two departments, engaged in the production of producer and consumer goods respectively.

  • Living conditions improved markedly after 1950, but emphasis on heavy capital investment held down production of consumer goods.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The new law also contains provisions for pricing imports and exports and for establishing retail prices of consumer goods.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • consumer goods were still given a low priority in the scheme of things.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
British Dictionary definitions for consumer goods

consumer goods

plural noun
1.
goods that satisfy personal needs rather than those required for the production of other goods or services Compare capital goods
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consumer goods in Culture

consumer goods definition


Goods, such as food and clothing, that satisfy human wants through their consumption or use. (Compare capital goods.)

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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