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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In the EU28, industrial producer prices rose by 17.1% in the energy sector, by 3.0% for intermediate goods, by 1.5% for durable consumer goods, by 1.3% for capital goods and by 0.3% for non-durable consumer goods.
Prices rose year-over-year by 7.8% in the energy sector, by 1.5% for both capital goods and durable consumer goods, by 1.3% for intermediate goods and by 0.1% for non-durable consumer goods.
The increase of 2.5%in the EU28, was due to production of capital goods rising by 3.5%, non-durable consumer goods by 2.4%, durable consumer goods by 2.2%, intermediate goods by 1.3% and energy by 1.0%, Eurostat said in a statement.
The statement reads that when it comes to monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State, "the increase of 0.6% in industrial production in the euro area in October 2015, compared with September 2015, is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 1.8%, capital goods by 1.4%, energy by 0.6% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.4%, while production of intermediate goods fell by 0.1%."
The number of employees in industry by main industrial groupings in January 2014, in comparison to January 2013, was higher in Intermediate goods industries, except energy by 1.4 percent, capital goods industries by 66.5 percent, durable consumer goods industries by 4.4 percent and non-durable consumer goods industries by 4.7 percent, but lower in energy by 2.0 percent.
Durable consumer goods rose by 0.4% in the eurozone but slipped by 0.3% in the EU28.
Durable consumer goods fell by 0.1% in the Euro area and remained stable in the EU28.
When compared with April 2010 figures, capacity utilization rate increased in durable consumer goods, investment goods and intermediate goods, and it decreased in non-durable consumer goods, consumer goods and also in food and beverages in April 2011.
Production of non-durable consumer goods went up by 13 percent, while production of energy drooped by 5.6 percent, intermediate goods, energy excluded, by 11.7 percent, capital products by 26.3 percent and durable consumer goods by 15.5 percent.
In December, the production index for durable consumer goods edged down 0.3%.
The increase of 0.8 % in industrial production in the euro area in April 2014, compared with March 2014, is due to production of energy rising by 2.5 %, non - durable consumer goods by 2.1 % and intermediate goods by 0.6 %, while durable consumer goods and capital goods remained almost stable.
Durable consumer goods increased by 2.2% and 1.5%, respectively.