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15 Examples of Durable Products

 , updated on December 15, 2017
A durable product is a long-lived product that can't be consumed all at once. The following are common examples.

Capital Equipment

Machines used by businesses to produce products and services such as an industrial robot or amusement park attraction.

Machines

Other machines such as a consumer model of lawn mower.

Tools

Products that are used by people to accomplish a task such as a hammer.

Appliances

Machines used in the home such as a washing machine.

Transport

Transportation equipment such as a bicycle, high speed train, aircraft or ship.

Construction

Construction materials and equipment such as a brick or dump truck.

Furniture

Interior furnishings such as a bed.

Electronics

Consumer electronics such as a tablet computer.

Computing & Networking

Computing and networking infrastructure.

Energy

Energy infrastructure such as solar panels.

Sports & Hobbies

Sports equipment such as a kayak.

Toys

Toys designed to last more than two years such as a train set.

Books

Physical books such as paperback fiction.

Jewelry

Fashion is considered nondurable with the exception of long lived items such as jewelry and watches.

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments such as a synthesizer or drum kit.

Notes

Generally speaking, durable products last longer than 2 years.
Durable products are interesting to economists because people and businesses stop buying them when they aren't confident about the future. In other words, sales of things like furniture, vehicles, jewelry and industrial robots act as economic indicators.
Overview: Durable Products
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