All primary production involves some sort of extraction. Areas of work in the primary sector of our economy are.
1. Mining and quarrying
- Firms taking part in secondary production are involved in either manufacturing or in construction.
- These firms manufacture a finished article such as a car, or make parts that are used in assembling the finished product (for example suppliers of parts that go in the cars engine)
- A firm in the secondary sector may also be involved in construction: building houses,roads or 'one-off' projects such as a bridge.
Items that have been grown, extracted, made or built still have to get to the final consumer. Although the producer may cell the items directly to consumers- e.g a farmer selling farm produce in a farm shop, or a manufacturer selling directly over the internet- we still find that most products need to be transported, stored, advertised, financed in some way and insured. There is a wide range of commercial services and activities making up tertiary production. Non tangible goods such as a haircut,insurance or a piano lessons are part of the service sector.