capital goods

plural noun

Examples of capital goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But most of the firms clustered there focus on fast-turnaround, incremental innovations, not on big-ticket capital goods or high-tech products. Pankaj Ghemawat, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2016 Top sub-sectors were household products, retail and software while semis, insurance and capital goods were the worst. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Particularly susceptible to recessionary downdrafts are manufacturing jobs, especially those with capital goods manufacturers, like industrial and heavy machinery producers, as well as jobs with suppliers that are forced to bear the brunt of demand shifts at the consumer level. CNN, 29 July 2022 Top sub-sectors were energy, banks, and capital goods while telecom services, household products, and media were the worst. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 India plans to provide impetus to green mobility by exempting import of capital goods required to manufacture lithium-ion cells used in electric vehicle batteries from customs duty. Ragini Saxena,, 1 Feb. 2023 The element of the report economists home in on to gauge capital spending plans—nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft—slipped 0.1%. Justin Lahart, WSJ, 24 June 2021 Imports rose for consumer goods, such as cellphones and pharmaceuticals, and capital goods such as semiconductors and aircraft. Bryan Mena, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, exports continued to grow in April, thanks to sharply higher shipments of food including soybeans, as well as strong performance of industrial supplies and capital goods, such as natural gas and oil products and civil aircraft. Yuka Hayashi, WSJ, 7 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capital goods was in 1896

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“Capital goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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