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durable goods

noun
1.
goods, as household appliances, machinery, or sports equipment, that are not consumed or destroyed in use and can be used for a period of time, usually three or more years.
Also called hard goods.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples for durable goods
  • Orders for durable goods and a private payroll report were surprisingly good.
  • When people move, they tend to buy durable goods such as furniture, fridges and carpets.
  • Orders for durable goods are also dropping, as firms predict difficult times ahead.
  • Half of them say they have enough money for food and clothes but struggle to buy durable goods.
  • Consumption of durable goods, in particular, boosted growth.
  • It typically starts with consumer loans for cars and durable goods, and moves on to mortgages.
  • They also transported farm goods to markets, and traded durable goods not usually available in remote farming villages.
  • Weapons are durable goods, and can live roundabout lives.
  • Stocks jump after durable goods report despite rising oil.
  • The gain was driven by a big rise in purchases of durable goods, such as autos.
British Dictionary definitions for durable goods

durable goods

plural noun
1.
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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durable goods in Culture

durable goods definition


Manufactured products capable of long utility, such as refrigerators and automobiles.

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