Non-Durable Good


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Non-Durable Good

A good that is intended to be used completely within three years. Examples of non-durable goods include office supplies, food, and newspapers. While they tend to be less expensive than durable goods, non-durable goods are a major subset of consumer goods.
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Thus one cannot necessarily assume that non-durable good manufacturers do not have commitment or time consistency problems.
For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education and services.
Sales of locally produced non-durable goods will experience year-on-year growth of 3 to 5 percent through the third quarter and slightly higher by years end.
Prices for non-durable goods accelerated in both areas.
People spend on both goods and services, and goods are further broken down into durable goods, such as cars and furniture, and non-durable goods like food and clothing (although the government clearly has not looked in my closet if they consider clothing to be non-durable, I think I still have some stuff that dates from the Reagan Administration).
Although their trucks with non-durable goods, mostly fruit and vegetables, were part of the miles-long line of cargo vehicles kept from continuing their journey to the Western European states thus suffering enormous losses, exporters have not yet decided to launch a lawsuit, primarily in order not to aggravate the good business relations with the Croatian businessmen and not to interfere in the political games of two foreign countries, say representatives of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.
Demographic and economic factors will boost demand for non-durable goods in both the short and long term.
In 2004, household expenditure on non-durable goods should rise slightly, but year-on-year gains are not likely to exceed 2.
Sales of non-durable goods were particularly hard hit in recent months as food price inflation peaked out at over 20 percent.
Household expenditure on non-durable goods should experience minor year-on-year losses during the first half of 2003 before anemic growth of 0.
Industries likely to hire in the future include construction and non-durable goods manufacturing.
Consumer durables and non-durable goods increased by 0.