Explain the basis of classifying goods into intermediate and final goods. Give suitable examples.
The basis of classification is the end-use of the product. Goods which are used by the producers in the process of production such as raw material or goods purchased for resale, are known as intermediate goods, e.g. shirt purchased by a firm for resale. These goods are still within the production boundary. Goods which are outside the boundary line of production and are ready for use by their final users are called final goods, e.g. shirt purchased by a consumer.