A product that can be produced, bought, and sold, and that has a physical identity. Sometimes said, inaccurately, to be anything that "can be dropped on your foot" or, also inaccurately, to be "visible." Contrasts with service. trade in goods is much easier to measure than trade in services, and thus much more thoroughly documented and analyzed.
Browse by Subjects
See All Related Terms »
comparative balance sheet
economies of scale
American Psychological Association (APA):
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Modern Language Association (MLA):