secondary sector

Definition

The portion of an economy that includes light and heavy industrial manufacturers of finished goods and products from raw materials. Businesses that make up the secondary sector of industry often require substantial machinery to operate, and they create waste that can contribute to environmental pollution.

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  • I worked in the secondary sector and I actually really enjoyed myself a lot there because it was easy and fun.

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  • Textile production, car manufacturing, handicrafts, and the production of other knick knacks and products all belong in the secondary sector.

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  • You may want to try and get involved in a secondary sector so that there are more ways for your company to earn.

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