Definition of light industry in US English:

light industry


  • The manufacture of small or light articles.

    ‘jobs in light industry are increasing’
    count noun ‘our economy is heavily reliant on light industries’
    • ‘It involves transforming Botswana into a light industry hub for the assembling, logistics, customer service and sales of Chinese machinery, electronics and domestic appliances from late 2007 to 2010.’
    • ‘The share of the city light industry is 1.5% of the total industrial output in St. Petersburg.’


light industry

/ˈˌlīt ˈindəstrē//ˈˌlaɪt ˈɪndəstri/