Durable merchandise

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Durable merchandise

Goods that have a relatively lengthy life (television sets, radios, etc.).

Durable Merchandise

Consumer products designed and intended to last longer than three years. Some examples of durable merchandise, such as cars, are expensive, while others, such as forks and knives, are not. Companies that produce durable merchandise can be volatile, as their profits fluctuate according to how often their customers need more of their products. Durable merchandise is also called consumer durables or durable goods.
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8%, while production of durable consumer goods fell by 0.
2 percent in January from the previous month and output of durable consumer goods, such as cars and furniture, fell 1.
Production of durable consumer goods such as televisions, washing machines and cars fell nearly 10 percent in July compared to the year-ago period.
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According to this classification, durable consumer goods production rose 12.
It remains supported by relatively brisk shipment of durable consumer goods, the official added.
1 percent, durable consumer goods industries by 11.
The increase is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 1.
In January 2013 compared with January 2012, production of durable consumer goods fell by 5.
On the other hand, prices of durable consumer goods decreased by 0.
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2 points to 72 percent in durable consumer goods, and it was up by 0.