Definition of tertiary industry in English:

tertiary industry


mass nounEconomics
  • The part of a country's economy concerned with the provision of services.

    • ‘Given these incentives, every person who gains employment in primary industry or property improvement of any sort generates four more job opportunities downstream in secondary and tertiary industries.’
    • ‘In addition to the 850,000 strong workforce directly employed in the industry, it has also created 1.15m indirect employment opportunities in tertiary industries such as transport, catering, security and housekeeping services.’
    • ‘‘Shanghai has a robust economy, yet its tertiary industry is relatively weak,’ Jiang said.’
    • ‘From primary through to tertiary industries, all are significantly reliant upon information technology.’
    • ‘Shanghai will give priority to the development of tertiary industries such as service and catering.’


tertiary industry