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Secondary sector

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The secondary sector of the economy includes those economic sectors that create a finished, usable product: production and construction. This sector generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or where they are suitable for use by other businesses, for export, or sale to domestic consumers. This sector is often divided into light industry and heavy industry. (Princeton)

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Economic sectors

This term is used for the following terms: 
Industrial sector

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