The secondary sector transforms raw materials into manufactured products.

This transformation is done in factories.


There are many types of factories, but all factories have something in common: manufactured products are mass produced.


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MASS PRODUCTION
But, what does mass produced mean?

Mass-produced means that a factory produces a large quantity of products at the same time.

To do so, many factory workers work on assembly lines, where each worker do a specific job, and then he or she passes the product to another factory worker.

This type of production is very hard, but it's very quick and cheap.


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FORD'S ASSEMBLY LINE IN 1913

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FORD'S ASSEMBLY LINE IN 1913


In the secondary economic sector, we can find many different types of industries. Here you are some examples:


TEXTILE INDUSTRY

Raw materials such as wool, leather and cotton, are transformed into manufactured products such as shoes, bags and clothes.



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TAPESTRY FACTORY

FOOD INDUSTRY

Raw materials such as meat and vegetables, are transformed into manufatured products such as sausages and cereals.


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MEAT FACTORY

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Raw materials such as oil, gas and water, are transformed into manufactured products such as plastics and soap.


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SOAP PRODUCTION

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Raw materials such as water,sand and soil, are transformed into manufactured products such as cement and bricks.

Then, construction workers (called "builders") use these manufactured products to build houses, bridges, roads,...


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BUILDER WORKING


Do you want to watch how an assembly line works? Ok, so watch this video.





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