producer goods


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producer goods

CAPITAL GOODS and other goods, such as fuel and lubricants, that are used as FACTOR INPUTS in the production of other products, as opposed to being sold directly to consumers. Compare CONSUMER GOODS.
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It matters not at all whether the saver is the investor himself, and purchases the producer goods directly, or whether he buys various financial instruments such as a stocks or bonds, and allows others to do the investing on his behalf.
Moreover, if higher skilled immigrants also possess greater knowledge about products from their home country, one would expect imports of producer goods to be greater, especially for producer goods that are inputs to the consumer goods businesses these higher skilled immigrants are more likely to start.
Second, the autarchic development of the producer goods sector was a viable source of new capital equipment.
Since 1980, steel prices have risen more slowly than have other producer goods prices and were, by 2001, about back to their (relative) 1939 level.
Let me conclude with a remark about policies to promote growth in less developed areas, and how they are affected by the increasing importance of trade in intermediates, raw materials, and producer goods.
We have nothing to export, we do not have producer goods.
To date, the tendency for price rises in commodities and producer goods upstream to be passed on to final goods prices and consumer prices downstream was not much in evidence,'' the minutes showed, summarizing many board members' comments on recent price developments.
In "Ideal Money," he begins to think about monetary management with a fresh slate based on indices of producer goods prices.
In the inter-enterprise circuit, enterprises buy producer goods from other enterprises.
While energy and food were the problem sectors, overall, most finished producer goods prices were quite well behaved.
It is well known that demand for durable consumer goods is highly procyclical; similarly, there may be systematic differences in the variability of producer goods from consumer goods.
Members also commented that competitive pressures, including competition from foreign producers, remained strong in retail markets around the country and also in markets for many producer goods.