A consumer business is a business that sells goods and services to individuals, families and other social groups. This can be contrasted with businesses that sell to governments, non-profits and other businesses.
Agents & Brokers
Clubs & Activities
Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Festivals, Concerts & Events
Furniture & Bedding
Gardening Supplies & Services
Maintenance & Repair
Private Events (e.g. weddings)
NotesFast moving consumer goods are products that are regularly consumed and replenished. This is a very large industry that is extremely competitive.For the purposes of the list above, medical services and education are assumed to be public services. In nations where these are private or partially private, these are also consumer services.In an advanced economy, consumer spending far exceeds business or government spending such that it represents the dominant portion of GDP. For example, in the United States, consumer spending was 69% of GDP in 2020†.
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References †U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Shares of gross domestic product: Personal consumption expenditures, 2020.
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