Goods and services that are used in the production process of other goods and services and are not sold in final-demand markets (BEA). Intermediate Inputs consist of purchases of non-durable goods and services such as energy, materials, and purchased services that are used for the production of other goods and services rather than for final consumption. They do not include any capital-account purchases nor do they include the inputs from the primary factors of production (capital and labor) that are components of value added.
These inputs are sometimes referred to as current-account expenditures. In IMPLAN, this was previously referred to as Intermediate Expenditures.