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key industry

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Definition of key industry in English:

noun

An industry that is essential to the functioning of others, such as the manufacture of machine tools.
Example sentences
  • So here we have an important bill, fundamental to one of our key industries - the dairy industry - yet the Government has been sitting on it for several years.
  • Since then, similar productivity levels have been imposed via the unions across a range of key industries, including mining, telecommunications and manufacturing.
  • No doubt, manpower in science and technology determines the nation's international competitiveness, and the worrisome trend has already dealt a blow to the manufacturing business, the key industry of the country.

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