What is manufacturing industry? What are its types?

The industry where the goods are produced in large quantities after processing from raw materials to more valuable products is called the manufacturing industry. The classification of manufacturing industries is given below.

Basis of classification

Type of Industry 

On the basis of ownership

  • Public sector
  • Private sector
  • Joint and cooperative sector

On the basis of the use of their products

  • Basic goods industries
  • Capital goods industries
  • Intermediate goods industries
  • Consumer goods industries.

On the basis of raw materials used

  • Agriculture based industries
  • Forest-based industries
  • Mineral-based industries
  • Industrially processed raw material based industries.

On the basis of the nature of the manufactured products

  • Metallurgical Industries
  • Mechanical Engineering Industries
  • Chemical and Allied Industries
  • Textile Industries
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Electricity Generation
  • Electronics and
  • Communication Industries.

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