Goods that directly satisfy human desires (as opposed to capital goods). An automobile used for pleasure is considered a consumer good. An automobile used by a businessperson to deliver wares is considered a capital good. See also: Capital Goods, Consumers, Goods
Goods that are used or acquired for use primarily for personal, domestic or household purposes - eg, clothing, groceries, furnishings, the family car. A person who buys these goods is called a 'consumer'.