Definition of durable goods in English:

durable goods

plural noun

  • North American term for consumer durables
    • ‘In October, housing posted the biggest year-on-year decrease in price, followed by clothing and footwear, food and durable goods.’
    • ‘Tech equipment is showing its first rise since the end of 2000, and production of durable goods is up 4.3% as well.’
    • ‘To address the problem, this study considers the modeling of the waste flow of durable goods, using televisions to illustrate the requirements for forecasting and the magnitude of the associated uncertainty.’
    • ‘Manufacturers and retailers of durable goods - cars, furniture and major electrical appliances - are particularly vulnerable to swings in consumer confidence.’
    • ‘September orders taken by makers of durable goods rose 0.8%, and their growth over the past four months has been the strongest in three years.’
    • ‘In addition, inventories of durable goods rose 0.8% for the third month in a row.’
    • ‘Statistics in May showed that clothing and footwear had the largest year-on-year decrease, followed by housing, food, durable goods, alcoholic drinks and tobacco.’
    • ‘Signs of a stronger economy continued in the latest week, as August consumer confidence rose, and July durable goods orders picked up, including another gain in capital goods.’
    • ‘Table 3 shows results for two sub-divisions of the manufacturing sector: firms producing durable goods, and firms producing non-durable goods.’
    • ‘However, prices of durable goods, clothing and footwear, which are mainly imported, showed the largest year-on-year declines in July as their supply prices remained soft, the government said.’
    • ‘In January, prices of electricity, gas and water saw the biggest year-on-year falls, followed by durable goods, and then by clothing and footwear.’
    • ‘Despite the recession, domestic sales of durable goods, everything from television sets to cars, are surging as Argentines look to sink their savings into something of enduring value.’
    • ‘New orders for durable goods stayed above water in May, as bookings rose 2.9%, but they had plunged 5.5% in April.’
    • ‘Such a simulation will allow for the consideration of what is required to reach equilibrium, from an industrial ecological perspective, for postconsumer durable goods.’
    • ‘The unexpected gain resulted from a 4.4% surge in home-related durable goods.’
    • ‘We've been hit particularly hard because what we export, which are durable goods, have the greatest cyclical swing, both on the upside and on the downside.’
    • ‘The government attributed the smaller drop to higher charges for package tours around Chinese New Year and steady increases in retail prices of motor fuels, liquefied petroleum gas, jewelry and certain durable goods.’
    • ‘From April to July, shipments of durable goods rose 4.6%, but inventories fell 2%.’
    • ‘Orders for durable goods rebounded in October, and the November purchasing managers' index of industrial activity rose, lifted by a big bounce in new orders (chart).’
    • ‘In March, prices of durable goods saw the biggest year-on-year falls, followed by clothing and footwear, then electricity, gas and water.’

Pronunciation:

durable goods

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