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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Production of durable consumer goods fell by 1.7% in April from the month before, while output of capital goods fell by 1.4% and output of intermediate goods decreased by 1.0%.
Industrial producer prices in the euro area in April 2019, compared with March 2019, fell by 1.5 percent in the energy sector, while prices rose by 0.1 percent for intermediate goods, capital goods and durable consumer goods, and by 0.5 percent for non-durable consumer goods.
Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State Industrial producer prices in the euro area in October 2018, compared with September 2018, rose by 2.7% in the energy sector, by 0.2% for capital goods and by 0.1% for intermediate goods and durable consumer goods, while prices fell by 0.1% for non-durable consumer goods.
Prices remained stable for both capital goods and durable consumer goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy increased by 0.2%.
The increase of 1.1% in industrial production in the euro area in April, compared with March, is due to the production of durable consumer goods rising by 2.3%, capital goods by 1.9%, non-durable consumer goods by 1.6%, intermediate goods by 0.4% and energy by 0.3%.
A decrease of 6.9 and 5.8 percent was registered in the sectors of energy and durable consumer goods respectively.
The number of employees in industry by Main Industrial Groupings in February 2014, in comparison with February 2013, was higher in intermediate goods industries, except energy by 0.9 percent, capital goods industries by 75.4 percent, durable consumer goods industries by 3.3 percent and non-durable consumer goods industries by 4.4 percent, but lower in energy by 1.8 percent.
In the EU28, the increase of 0.1% is due to production of capital goods rising by 1.3%, durable consumer goods by 0.8% and intermediate goods by 0.4%, while non-durable consumer goods fell by 0.4% and energy by 1.7%.
However the production during February 2013 was down 1.8 % compared with the average monthly production of the whole year of 2012, and lower by 0.5% compared to January 2013.For the two month period of January - February 2013, compared with the same period in 2012 the individual indexes of electricity and gas supply was up by 14.7%, followed by the manufacturing industry which was up by 10.9%, energy up by 12.4%, capital goods up by 51% and non- durable consumer goods up by 6.9%, while mining industry was down by 6.7% and durable consumer goods was down by 26.2%.
The production of durable consumer goods went down 7.7%, while that of non-durable consumer goods rose 1.6%.
Over the same quarter of 2010, employment increased 5.6 percent in intermediate goods, 6.7 percent in durable consumer goods, 3.4 percent in non-durable consumer goods, decreased 3.4 percent in energy and increased 12.3 percent in capital goods.

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