Primary Sector of Economy

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Primary sector of the economy

The primary sector of the economy is the sector of an economy making direct use of natural resources. This includes agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining, and extraction of oil and gas. This is contrasted with the secondary sector, producing manufactures and other processed goods, and the tertiary sector, producing services. The primary sector is usually most important in less developed countries, and typically less important in industrial countries.
The manufacturing industries that aggregate, pack, package, purify or process the raw materials close to the primary producers are normally considered part of this sector, especially if the raw material is unsuitable for sale or difficult to transport long
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| 1.5% | 11 | Iran | 53.206 | 11.2% | 1.3% | 12 | Spain | 50.704 | 3.3% | 1.2% | 13 | France | 47.741 | 1.7% | 1.2% | 14 | Mexico | 46.223 | 3.9% | 1.1% | 15 | Pakistan | 44.125 | 21.6% | 1.1% | 16 | Argentina | 43.518 | 10.0% | 1.1% | 17 | Italy | 42.668 | 1.9% | 1.0% | 18 | Thailand | 41.406 | 12.2% | 1.0% | 19 | South Korea | 34.915 | 3.0% | 0.8% | 20 | Canada | 33.415 | 1.9% | 0.8% | - | | | | |

Economy of India
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Jump to: navigation, search Economy of The Republic of India | Modern Indian currency notes | Rank | 9th (nominal) / 3rd (PPP) | Currency | 1 Indian Rupee (INR) () = 100 Paise | Fiscal year | 1 April – 31 March | Trade organizations | WTO, SAFTA, G-20 and others | Statistics | GDP | $1.846 trillion (nominal: 9th; 2011)[1]$4.469 trillion (PPP: 3rd; 2011)[1] | GDP growth | 8.5% (2009-10) | GDP per capita | $1,527 (nominal: 135th; 2011)[1]$3,703 (PPP: 127th; 2011)[1] | GDP by sector | agriculture: 18.1%, industry: 26.3%, services: 55.6% (2011 est.) | Inflation (CPI) | 6.95% (February 2012)[2] | Population below poverty line | 37% (2010)
(Note:42% live less than $1.25 a day)[3] | Gini coefficient | 36.8 (List of countries) | Labour force | 487.6 million (2011 est.) | Labour force by occupation | agriculture: 52%, industry: 14%, services: 34% (2009 est.) | Unemployment | 9.8% (2011 est.)[4] | Average gross salary | $1,533 yearly (2011) | Main industries | telecommunications,
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