capital goods

plural noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Data on new orders for capital goods show a giant rise as the recovery from Covid-19 took hold, after a much smaller fall than usual during the recession—excluding the volatile orders of aircraft, which fell sharply last year. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 16 Oct. 2021 When capital goods are finished and ready to ship, then the transportation system has trouble delivering them to customers. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Monday morning's durable goods orders and core capital goods report showed strong growth from the prior month. Anne Sraders, Fortune, 27 Sep. 2021 During World War II, various goods such as new refrigerators and other capital goods were unavailable at any price and thereby not reflected in the official inflation statistics. Casey B. Mulligan, National Review, 17 Aug. 2021 But even excluding the new aircraft orders, the figures for other capital goods rose at a very respectable 15% annual rate during these recent three months for which there are data and stood some 14.7% higher than in April 2020. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Orders for military capital goods dropped 25.8% after falling 11.7% in March. Paul Wiseman, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 Those include construction, business capital goods and consumer durables. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The $5 billion decrease in exports of goods was stoked by a $2.5 billion dropoff in the capital goods category. Matt Ott, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of capital goods

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capital goods was in 1896

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“Capital goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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: products (such as factory equipment and tools) that are used to make other products


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