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Distinguish between the primary and secondary sectors of an economy.

Asked by Topperlearning User 17th February 2016, 11:20 AM
Answered by Expert

Difference between the primary and secondary sectors:

Primary sector

Secondary sector

The primary sector deals with the utilisation of natural resources such as mining, fishing, cultivation etc. 

The secondary sector uses the products of the primary sector as raw materials for their production.

This sector is also called the agriculture and related sector as most of the natural products are obtained from agriculture, dairy, fishing and forestry.

As manufacturing and processing of raw materials takes place in this sector, this sector is also known as the industrial sector.

These products form the base for the secondary sector.

The finished products of this sector directly reach the consumers.

Answered by Expert 17th February 2016, 1:20 PM
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