consumer goods

plural noun

Definition of consumer goods

: goods that directly satisfy human wants

Examples of consumer goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kodiak autonomous tractors pull a CEVA trailer filled with consumer goods. Rich Blake, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Money wired from California has launched businesses, bought homes and filled them up with consumer goods. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022 More than two years later, the United States retains a 25 percent tariff on about $160 billion of Chinese products, while another $105 billion, mostly consumer goods, are taxed at 7.5 percent. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Like all consumer goods, fair food prices have shot up this year. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2022 The numbers are the highest recorded in the region, forcing motorists to seek out cost savings amid a broad jump in the cost of several consumer goods. Gaya Gupta, Washington Post, 11 June 2022 In California, more than 80% of all consumer goods are delivered by diesel trucks, according to the California Trucking Assn. Ronald D. White, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2022 Supply chain disruptions tied to the coronavirus pandemic have fueled shortages of a wide range of consumer goods ranging from toilet paper to cars. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 11 May 2022 India has a new leader in its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market and that is billionaire Gautam Adani’s Adani Wilmar. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consumer goods

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consumer goods was in 1901

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20 Jun 2022

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“Consumer goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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