Non-Durable Good


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Non-Durable Good

A good that is intended to be used completely within three years. Examples of non-durable goods include office supplies, food, and newspapers. While they tend to be less expensive than durable goods, non-durable goods are a major subset of consumer goods.
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A non-durable goods monopolist will wish to maximize discounted profit [pi]:
Non-durable goods prices went up by 3.6%, while durable goods prices and semi-durable goods prices went down by 1.6% and 0.9%, respectively.
25 April 2014 - US insurance broker and risk manager Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) said it had bought domestic American Wholesalers Underwriting Ltd (AWU) a specialist in programme coverage for the durable and non-durable goods wholesale distribution segment.
According to the main industrial groupings, the highest relative share in planned investments in 2013 belongs to the energy and water-related industries (42.7%); followed by industries producing intermediate goods (34.6%) and industries producing non-durable goods (14.0%).
Working-day-adjusted and measured at constant prices, retail sales of non-durable goods, including sales in department stores and specialised grocery stores, decreased 0.6% on the year in October.
Employment rose by 8.5 percent in manufacturing of intermediate goods, 7.2 percent in manufacturing of durable consumer goods and 2.7 percent in the manufacturing of non-durable goods.
Durable goods manufacturing was on an upward trend, while non-durable goods held steady.
Improved trade relations with the European Union and a generalized decline in protective tariffs has whetted the appetite of the average Turkish consumer for a wide range of imported durable and non-durable goods. Nevertheless, sales of Turkish goods have fared well over the past year, leading manufacturers to increase capacity.
Sales of household electronic products should rise in the range of 5 to 10 percent while expenditure on non-durable goods should grow in the range of 2 to 4 percent this year.
Slovakian producers of non-durable goods are in a position to benefit from growth in household income in 2004 and 2005.
For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education and services.