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Consumer durables

Consumer products that are expected to last three years or more, such as an automobile or a home appliance.

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.

consumer durables

consumer durables

CONSUMER GOODS such as television sets, motorcars and microwave ovens which yield satisfaction to consumers over relatively long periods of time rather than immediately. Consumer durables tend to be purchased infrequently by a consumer, and are generally expensive items which are often purchased on CREDIT terms. Compare CONSUMER NONDURABLES. See GOOD.

consumer durables

CONSUMER GOODS, such as houses, cars, televisions, that are ‘consumed’ over relatively long periods of time rather than immediately. See Fig. 158 (b) (PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE) for details of market penetration for a number of consumer durable products. Compare CONSUMER NONDURABLES.
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Most carmakers and consumer durable firms had already reduced prices to pass on the benefit to customers.
The key growth areas of the Bangladesh consumer durables industry has been the rural and semi-urban consumption of fast moving consumer goods and consumer durables.
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Advances for financing goods, including production machinery, commercial vehicle and consumer durable on hire-purchase or instalments plan has been allowed.
As I pointed out earlier, demand has been depressed by the rise in energy prices as well as by the needed slowing in the pace of accumulation of business capital and consumer durable assets.
The court pointed out that the consumer durables were dissimilar to assets for which the income forecast method is permissible, because the consumer durables were leased for fixed terms, and the income stream produced was relatively steady.
Includes five-year forecasts for Consumer Durables & Apparel, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Services, Furniture & Floor Coverings, Gardening & Outdoor Living, Home Improvement, Homewares, Household & Personal Products, Household Appliances, Household Durables, Household Products, Housewares & Specialties, Kitchen Appliances and TV & Video
By 2025, India will become the fifth- largest consumer durables market.
Reserve Bank of India reports that from first quarter 2012 to second quarter 2012, bank credit to categories including professional services, consumer durables and advances to individuals against securities have dropped, while credit for Non banking financial companies (NBFC) has increased.
Sales for Consumer Durables were down 4% during fiscal 2003 and gross profit declined 1%.
parent company of Lenox Brands, reported an income increase of 9 percent for the fourth quarter, with strong profit gains in its consumer durables division.
LONDON -- Market Publishers Ltd announces that new market research reports on Consumer Durables & Capital Goods are available in its catalogue.

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