What is the Classification of Manufacturing Industries?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Manufacturing Industries are classified into four branches based on their utilization of products, ownership, the nature of the manufactured items, and the raw materials used. The development of a country’s manufacturing industries measures its economic strength. Manufacturing industries create new usable items from goods, raw materials, or substances.

Classification of Manufacturing Industries

They have facilities, mills, or factories that generate things for the general population. In the industrial industries, the transformative process might be physical, chemical, or mechanical. They form the backbone of the economy’s secondary sector. The classification of Manufacturing Industries is as follows:

Classifications Industries Associated
Usage of Products Basic goods industries

Consumer goods industries

Intermediate goods industries

Capital goods industries

Ownership Public sector

Private sector

The joint and cooperative sector

Nature of Manufactured Products Textile Industries

Metallurgical Industries

Chemical and Allied Industries

Electricity Generation

Electronics and Communication Industries.

Food Processing Industries

Mechanical Engineering Industries

Raw Materials Used Agriculture-based industries

Mineral-based industries

Industrially processed raw material-based industries.

Forest-based industries

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