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Based on place in the production chain[change | change source]
Primary sector extracts natural materials and provides raw materials for secondary industry. Secondary sector processes raw materials or semi-finished goods into more valuable products. Tertiary sector is the provision of services. Quaternary sector is the activity related to the application, manipulation and transmission of information.