plural noun Economics.
goods that are ready for consumption in satisfaction of human wants, as clothing or food, and are not utilized in any further production (contrasted with capital goods).
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- consumer advocate,
- consumer credit,
- consumer durable,
- consumer packaged goods,
- consumer price index,
- consumer product safety commission,
- consumer strike,
- consumer terrorism
Origin of consumer goods
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called consumption goods.
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goods that satisfy personal needs rather than those required for the production of other goods or servicesCompare capital goods
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