Definition of fixed capital in US English:

fixed capital

noun

  • Capital invested in fixed assets.

    • ‘Firms are able to move between alternative locations in search for greater profits such that this type of fixed capital is partially mobile in the medium term.’
    • ‘In the case of fixed capital, the choice to ignore the effects of depreciation adulterates the numbers.’
    • ‘In modern accounting the distinction between fixed capital and circulating capital is not immutable.’
    • ‘The processes they mention that achieve this mainly refer to businesses: the laying-off of workers; drastic cuts in investments in fixed capital; and the dumping of inventories.’
    • ‘Firms are most likely to invest in new fixed capital when the prospects for an upturn appear strong, and least likely to invest at the end of an upturn, when markets appear saturated, or during the downturn that follows.’
    • ‘Labour inputs are not important if, on a given amount of fixed capital, variable capital inputs can be adjusted to produce the same or more output.’
    • ‘Yet their objective is simply to pursue the short-term trading gains, not to see savings invested in fixed capital formation.’
    • ‘As these increases in conveyance duty would also reduce the after-tax price at which owners can dispose of their capital, they also impose additional costs on the buyers of land and fixed capital.’
    • ‘Rising inventories damage companies in many ways: products easily become obsolete, they consume fixed capital, and they hurt a company's stock valuation.’
    • ‘That, in turn, will require continued investment in fixed capital.’
    • ‘This approach is a far more effective way of increasing profits than tying up corporate liquidity in fixed capital investment of uncertain profitability.’
    • ‘‘Wear and tear’ is central to the capitalist idea of the circulation of fixed capital and accounting for depreciation to recover its cost.’
    • ‘The ability of monetary policy actions to affect the private sector's incentive to invest in fixed capital is hotly debated.’
    • ‘While working capital management has been excellent, fixed capital investment has been high as the company builds scale to cope with customer consolidation.’
    • ‘Productive resources are devoted to the production of fixed capital in greater quantity than can be accounted for by the supply of real savings.’
    • ‘The fixed capital of incumbents is already in place.’
    • ‘This claim fatally ignores the depreciation and scrapping of fixed capital.’
    • ‘If the landlord did not rent to substantial capitalist farmers willing and able to invest in fixed capital and bear the risks, the balance of the argument swung towards short leases.’
    • ‘Wiser had invested $30,000 in fixed capital and $100,000 in floating capital.’
    • ‘Figure 2 shows the trend in real household spending and gross fixed capital formation from 1990 to 2004.’