Secondary sector

The secondary sector or secondary economic activity definition: it includes economic activities that create finished products for consumption. It takes the production of the primary activities and manufactures new end goods.

Usually, the secondary activities are divided into two sectors: light industry and heavy industry.

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Light industries (secondary sector)

Light industry is mostly labor intensive and does not require large quantities of raw materials or large areas for production. It is also more geared towards producing for the end consumer than for other companies.

Usually, light industries have a lower environmental impact than those associated with heavy industry, they are also more likely to be near residential areas.

The economic definition of light industry is manufacturing activity that uses a moderate amount of partially processed products to create goods with a relatively high price per unit weight.

Some examples: clothing, shoes, appliances, furniture, toiletries and beauty, processed foods among others.

Heavy industries (secondary sector)

Heavy Industry refers to the production of large-scale goods with a large-scale manufacturing process. In this type of industry, the use of capital is intensive. It employs a lot of raw materials, facilities, and areas for production.

Thus heavy industry is a term usually used to denominate the manufacture of large projects such as ships, aircraft or heavy machinery. Some related sectors are metallurgy, production of oil and derivatives, and chemicals.

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