Secondary sector of the economy

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Product’s lifecycle

This sector generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods. These products are then either exported or sold to domestic consumers and to places where they are suitable for use by other businesses. This sector is often divided into light industry and heavy industry. Many of these industries consume large amounts of energy and require factories and machinery to convert the raw materials into goods and products. They also produce waste materials and waste heat that may pose environmental problems or cause pollution.

List of countries by industrial output[edit]

Largest countries by industrial output according to IMF and CIA World Factbook, 2014
Economy
Countries by industrial output in 2014 (billions in USD)
(---)  European Union
4,650
(01)  China
4,402
(02)  United States
3,418
(03)  Japan
1,241
(04)  Germany
1,167
(05)  Russia
785
(06)  Brazil
585
(07)  United Kingdom
580
(08)  France
540
(09)  Italy
530
(10)  India
515
(11)  South Korea
513
(12)  Canada
502
(13)  Saudi Arabia
483
(14)  Mexico
471
(15)  Indonesia
400
(16)  Australia
393
(17)  Spain
368
(18)  United Arab Emirates
252
(19)  Norway
217
(20)  Netherlands
213
Rest of the World
5,995

The twenty largest countries by industrial output in 2014, according to the IMF and CIA World Factbook.

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