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Economic Definition of consumption durable goods. Defined.

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Term consumption durable goods Definition: Personal consumption expenditures on tangible goods that tend to last for more than a year. Common examples are cars, furniture, and appliances. This is one of three categories of personal consumption expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The other two are nondurable goods and services. Durable goods are about 12% of personal consumption expenditures and 8% of gross domestic product.


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