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primary sector

the part of the economy concerned with the extraction of raw materials and the provision of agricultural crops and animal produce. The primary sector, together with the INDUSTRIAL SECTOR and the SERVICE SECTOR, form an inter-locking chain of economic activities that constitute a modern economy. See STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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I am drawing attention to education and the primary sectors, in particular, agriculture, in today's article.
The food requirement of people working in the primary sector is more than four times that of the people working in tertiary sector.
Maitra said, 'The primary sectors where we will like to carry out an acquisition, if the price and fit are right, are in the commercial banking and insurance sectors.'
As a result of these changes, agents employed in the primary sectors experience a loss in real income while those employed in the manufacturing sectors experience a gain.
We in the Green Party believe that the WAG and LEAs should value and promote small schools in both secondary and primary sectors. The current system is failing too many children.
Washington contends that Tokyo is dragging its feet in approving new products and rates in the primary sectors and thus should not begin preparations to fully deregulate the third sector, where foreign companies are strong in Japan.
It cannot replace the jobs lost in manufacturing and the primary sectors," says Jankowski.