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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.

durable goods

Goods, such as appliances and automobiles, that have a useful life over a number of periods. Firms that produce durable goods are often subject to wide fluctuations in sales and profits. Also called consumer durables.

durable goods

see CONSUMER DURABLES.
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Section I documents the moderate pace of the recovery in general and of durable goods spending in particular.
Thus the so-called durable goods monopoly commitment problem may actually occur in non-durable goods industries as well.
The derived demand and excess demand for new and used durable goods are radically different from those in previous papers.
The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods - products such as aircraft and appliances expected to last more than three years - fell by an identical 1.
3 percent, with the easing concentrated in durable goods industries.
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2 percent in July; the production of durable goods was unchanged, and that of nondurable goods fell 0.

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