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durable goods

[¦du̇r·ə·bəl ′gu̇dz]
(engineering)
Products whose usefulness continues for a number of years and that are not consumed or destroyed in a single usage. Also known as durables; hard goods.
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Yearly changes in orders for durable goods as compiled by the Commerce Department:
Over the past few years, the major indicators used by the nation's retailers to gauge the strength of consumer spending on durable goods have become increasingly unreliable, according to Dr.
Not only has the incidence rate remained under five per 100 workers, it is substantially under the levels for manufacturers as a whole and all durable good manufacturers.
The only substantial increases in durable goods production were in computer and office equipment and in instruments; small increases occurred in the output of furniture and of stone, clay, and glass products.
The output of other durable consumer goods declined noticeably for the third consecutive month, putting it more than 4 percent below its June level and more than 1 percent below its year-ago level; the weakness in September was concentrated in household furniture, refrigerators, and miscellaneous durable goods.
And, given yesterday's announcement by Thomas Register(R) that they will discontinue print directories and catalogs, the floodgates have opened for the Internet to become the definitive selling platform for durable goods manufacturers
3 percent increase in factory output reflected gains both in durable goods and in nondurable goods.
The strength was evident in durable goods materials, particularly semiconductors, computer parts, miscellaneous plastics materials, and parts used to make motor vehicles.
Despite an increase in the production of appliances, the output of consumer durable goods other than automotive products decreased 0.
The beta version of Attensity Warranty Advanced Edition is now available to select product quality, customer care and warranty divisions within automotive, durable goods and heavy equipment manufacturing companies.
The output of the durable goods component dropped 2.
Service industries represent the largest economic sector, followed by finance, insurance, real estate and durable goods manufacturing.

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