This is a generalized expression for products whose quantity values cannot be expressed using only integer numbers (1, 2, 3, 4…). Bulk products appear in solid, gaseous or liquid form.
Example: Crude oil is a liquid bulk product; quantity values of crude oil require complex measurements (gross observed volume) and quantity conversions (e.g. net standard volume) and are typically expressed as decimal numbers with a level of accuracy which is determined by the measurement accuracy:
Example: 10 234.5 gallons at 60 °F (net standard volume) of diesel. Well-defined rounding of bulk product quantity values is essential in business transactions.