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primary sector Line breaks: pri|mary sec¦tor

Definition of primary sector in English:


The sector of the economy concerned with or relating to primary industry.
Example sentences
  • While it may very well be the case that Alberta is not near the limits of its development in the primary sector, the primary sector alone is vulnerable to fluctuations in world prices, making it unsuitable to base an entire economy upon.
  • Meanwhile, the tertiary sector has been the biggest contributor to the Gross Domestic Product followed by the primary sector, with the secondary being the least contributor.
  • The primary sector contributed 22% to GDP growth, secondary 14.5% and tertiary 53%.

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