Nondurable Goods


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Nondurable Goods

Consumer products designed and intended to last less than three years. Some examples of nondurable merchandise, such as designer clothes, are expensive, while others, such as microwaveable pizza or cat food, are not. Companies that produce nondurable merchandise may be less volatile than those that produce durable goods, as consumers must return to buy more on a fairly regular basis.
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The output of nondurable goods materials dropped 0.
The production of nondurable goods edged down, reversing the July increase; continued weakness in textile mill products, apparel, and robber and plastics accounted for most of the decline.
While the production of durable and nondurable goods materials edged down, the output of energy materials increased sharply.
The output at durable and nondurable goods producers declined 0.
2 percent in July; the production of durable goods was unchanged, and that of nondurable goods fell 0.
Pushed by increases in chemical and paper materials, the output of nondurable goods materials increased 0.
The output of nondurable goods materials, such as paper and textiles, advanced 0.
Most nondurable goods industries cut production in July; only the production of paper products, which rebounded from a large drop in June, showed a sizable increase.
Growth in the output of nondurable goods has also slowed since spring.
Output of nondurable goods materials was little changed for the second month, as gains in textiles were about offset by decreases in paper.