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Capital goods

Goods used by firms to produce other goods, e.g., office buildings, machinery, equipment.

Capital Goods

Goods that are used to create other goods that can be sold to customers. Examples include fixed assets like factories and current assets like raw material to make a product. Capital goods are an important concept in Marxist economics where it refers to any means of production. See also: Consumer Goods.

capital goods

the long-lasting durable goods, such as machine tools and furnaces, that are used as FACTOR INPUTS in the production of other products, as opposed to being sold directly to consumers. See CAPITAL, CONSUMER GOODS, PRODUCER GOODS.
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The uptrend in orders for commercial capital goods is a welcome sign for the economy.
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Capital goods include machinery, factories, tools, equipment or buildings used to produce other products for consumption.
Orders for "core" capital goods were fairly weak in February, falling 2.
The main objective was to replace the domestic demand for imported consumer goods by domestically produced goods with more emphasis on encouraging import of capital goods and raw material by relaxing restrictions.
Consequently, for a temporary tax change, the price of long-lived capital goods fully reflects the tax subsidy regardless of the elasticity of investment supply.
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