primary industry

EnglishEdit

Examples (Levels of Industry)

primary industry: apple orchard
secondary industry: apple sauce manufacturer
tertiary industry: grocery store

NounEdit

primary industry (plural primary industries)

  1. (economics) An industry that processes raw materials for conversion by secondary industry into goods or services sold by tertiary industry to provide goods or services to consumers.

HypernymsEdit

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