Definition of secondary industry in English:

secondary industry


  • [mass noun] Industry that converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products for the consumer; manufacturing industry.

    • ‘Primary and secondary industries depended upon government-funded services, infrastructure, and immigration.’
    • ‘World wool prices had fallen, as had produce prices, the diamond market had fallen and secondary industry was depressed.’
    • ‘Lumber and construction are secondary industries.’
    • ‘Their efforts to diversify their economy by the development of secondary industry have had only limited success.’
    • ‘If the primary industries are doing fine, that will be a stage for secondary industries to achieve growth.’


secondary industry