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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ARIS SmartPath for Durable Consumer Goods addresses industry-specific processes such as forecasting and demand management in a consumer goods environment, product development, sales opportunity tracking, and reporting functionality.
Our new ARIS SmartPath for Durable Consumer Goods provides a timely and cost-effective solution for durable goods companies that can help them realize a truly collaborative environment between customers, suppliers and distributors.
1% on the month in November, pushed up by the order intake for durable consumer goods, which rose 6.
Paced by another sharp increase in the production of durable consumer goods, the overall output of consumer goods rose 0.
2%, while durable consumer goods and capital goods remained stable.
The production index for other durable consumer goods has changed little in the past two months and approximately equaled its average level in both 1994 and 1995.
The most significant gains occurred in business equipment and related parts as well as in durable consumer goods other than motor vehicles.
However, the production of defense and space equipment and of durable consumer goods declined further, and the output of energy materials decreased because of the continuing strike in the coal industry.
In both zones, durable consumer goods and non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.
5 percent decrease in the output of other durable consumer goods.
Nonetheless, the production of other durable consumer goods increased 0.
The output of durable consumer goods other than automotive products decreased 0.