primary sector

  

Definition

The industries engaged in production or extraction of natural resources such as crops, oil, and ores.

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  • I worked in the primary sector and was in charge of a few things and I had a lot of pressure on me.

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  • Often, the primary sector receives the most government subsidies, since squeezing the primary sector also puts pressure on all other sectors.

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  • You need to know if your product will be a part of the primary sector and if so figure out how to market it correctly.

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