Consumer Durables

Business / Finance / Consumer Durables: An investment note issued directly to the public by a financial institution.

Consumer-Oriented Agricultural Products

Business / Agriculture / Consumer-Oriented Agricultural Products: One of three broad categories of agricultural products used by the Foreign Agricultural Service to report export and import data under its BICO system. (The others are bulk commodities and intermediat MORE

Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)

Health / Dentistry / Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP): A health care model in which the consumer (plan member) is made aware of the true costs and value of health care so that he/she can make informed decisions that balance choice with cost. Health plans MORE

Consumer Subsidy Equivalent (CSE)

Business / Agriculture / Consumer Subsidy Equivalent (CSE): A measure of the value of monetary transfers to consumers resulting from agricultural policies in a given year. If negative, it measures the implicit tax imposed on consumers by agricultural policies. MORE

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Business / Agriculture / Consumer Price Index (CPI-U): The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ general measure of retail prices (for goods and services) paid by urban wage earners and clerical workers. Includes prices of about 400 items, including food, clothin MORE


Science / Biology / Consumers: The higher levels in a food pyramid; consist of primary consumers, which feed on the producers, and secondary consumers, which feed on the primary consumers. MORE

Direct Marketing; Farmer-To-Consumer Direct Marketing

Business / Agriculture / Direct Marketing; Farmer-To-Consumer Direct Marketing: Any arrangement where the producer or his/her representative is selling his products directly to the end user. Typical forms of direct marketing are farmers’ markets and roadside stands. Other examp MORE