Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of durable; durable goods.

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  • n. consumer goods that are not destroyed by use

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Examples

  • But if you see a sustained recovery in consumer goods, both durables and non-durables, that is usually a sign that the economy has bottomed out.

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  • This was because the bank knew that it would risk hurting areas in the economy where consumer demand was not strong, such as durables and apparel.

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  • Fitch notes that segments such as durables/electronics and home merchandise remained subdued, although these segments started to recover from Q3

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  • Spending on such "durables" dropped at a 12 percent annual rate in 2008's third quarter and at a 20 percent rate in the fourth.

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  • So, you want to see consumer goods recovery one month later or two months later is of course not enough, "she said, adding," But if you see a sustained recovery in consumer goods, both durables and non-durables, that is usually a sign that the economy has bottomed out. "

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  • Feldstein also criticizes the temporary subsidy for new car buyers "cash for clunkers" as "misguided," but in an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Jan. 29, 2009 , he proposed a "temporary refundable tax credit to households that purchase cars or other major consumer durables."

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  • "Despite the U.S. market getting longer, we continue to see negative investor sentiment towards consumer durables and apparel and automobiles and components," said Will Duff Gordon , research director, at Data Explorers, in London.

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  • Demand for industrial paints is expected to grow at a healthy pace backed by growth in sectors such as automobiles, consumer durables, and infrastructure spending on roads, ports and power plants.

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  • Sales usually rise around festivals, considered auspicious by many to buy consumer durables, and auto makers were pinning hopes on the two-month festive season to drive demand, which have remained subdued this financial year.

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  • "While the value of stock on loan has fallen 7% since the middle of September to $314.8 billion, there remain pockets of short-selling activity, with the North American automotive and components and consumer durables and apparel sectors seeing the greatest amount of negative sentiment," said Will Duff Gordon , research director at Data Explorers in London.

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