nondurable good

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.

nondurable good

a CONSUMER GOOD, such as a vegetable, or some CAPITAL GOOD, such as a casting mould, that is used up in a single time period rather than over a relatively long time period. Contrast DURABLE GOOD.
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5 percent in August; production in the durable and nondurable goods sectors posted comparable gains.
The output of nondurable goods materials dropped 0.
The industries measured as part of this quarter's Quality Report on the manufactured nondurable goods sector are food and beverages, apparel, cigarettes, breweries, athletic shoes, personal care products, pet food, and cleaning products.
The production in nondurable manufacturing advanced slowly for a second month, thereby mostly erasing the declines in June and July; within nondurable goods industries, the September gains were widespread, except for tobacco, apparel, and leather products, which experienced further substantial weakness.
4 percent in the output of durable consumer goods and of non-energy nondurable goods were offset by an increase of 3.
Growth was slowed by a fall in the production of motor vehicles and parts and by smaller declines in a number of nondurable goods manufacturing industries.
The output of consumer nondurable goods, which dropped 0.
The output of consumer nondurable goods, such as foods and utility output for residential use, gained 0.
The output of durable and nondurable goods materials was little changed, whereas the surge in electricity generation pushed the growth in energy materials to 1.
3 percent, with declines in the output of durable and nondurable goods materials and energy materials.
Materials for both durable and nondurable goods edged up in October, after having declined, on balance, in August and September; energy materials fell, as the output from coal mines and utilities decreased.
Output of nondurable goods materials was little changed for the second month, as gains in textiles were about offset by decreases in paper.