What are Capital goods and Consumer goods?
It has been a difficult task for the students of Economics to distinguish between capital and consumer goods. Anything which is used to make another good is called a capital good and something which is not used to make another product is called a consumer good.
Machine in a factory- capital good
Machine in a factory is a perfect example of a capital good because it is used to produce shirts.
Shirt is a perfect example of a consumer good as it not being used to make another thing
Computer- both capital and consumer good
Computer can act as both capital and good. If you are using computer to play games it would be considered to be a consumer good, but if you use the computer to generate some reports or make same video games and programs it would be considered to be a capital good.