durables durables  /ˈdʊ rə bəlz/


  • (n) consumer goods that are not destroyed by use



  1. But Japan, with its static population, aging workforce and surfeit of consumer durables, is the Asian exception.
  2. And though manufacturers' sales of consumer durables rose 1%, no fat backlog of unfilled orders was developing.
  3. First came heavier spending on automobiles and other durables, along with an increase in money paid out for services.


  1. Apple Can Grow to $500 in the Second Half of 2013

    Apple has gone from being the momentum leader to a value stock. Click to view a price quote on AAPL . Click to research the Consumer Durables industry.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Apple TV Gets a Major Upgrade

    Apple announced that HBO Go and WatchESPN would be coming to the Apple TV. That's a major upgrade Click to view a price quote on AAPL . Click to research the Consumer Durables industry.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  3. Husqvarna AB: Husqvarna Group appoints Alan Shaw as Head of Americas

    STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Effective August 15, 2013, Alan Shaw has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of business area Americas and will become member of Husqvarna Group Management. Alan Shaw has more than 25 years of global experience from consumer durables including barbeque grills and accessories, lawn and garden equipment and major home appliances. Most recently ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. "Overall confidence has increased in the consumer sector, particularly in the durables segment where consumer buying behaviors remain focused on maximum value products and services. That confidence is translating into hiring decisions," said...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Trina Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "The tie-up covers the entire basket of Videocon's products and may also include Electrolux appliances in the future," Manoj Kumar, head of consumer durables of Future Group, said. "The durables market is expanding and competition is growing...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Manoj Kumar Source: Business Standard

  3. "There has been a slowing down of credit growth in the last one year, which has affected the flow of credit in the housing sector and consumer durables sector. Banks have been asked to pay attention to provide adequate credit to these two sectors,...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Financial Express

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