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56 Examples of the Manufacturing Industry

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The manufacturing industry is the sector of the economy that produces finished products. This can be compared to primary industries that produce raw materials and service industries that produce intangible value. The following are common examples of manufacturing industries.
Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Advanced Materials Manufacturing
Advanced Sensors
Aerospace
Agricultural Chemicals
Automobiles
Batteries & Energy Storage
Biomanufacturing
Boat Manufacturing
Ceramics
Chemical Manufacturing
Clothing & Apparel
Computers
Concrete & Cement
Construction Equipment
Construction Materials Manufacturing
Cosmetics
Electronics
Elevators & Building Technology
Energy Systems
Farming Equipment
Food & Beverages
Footwear
Furniture
Glass Manufacturing
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
High-Precision Machining
Home Appliances
Home Fixtures
Jewelry
Laboratory & Scientific Equipment
Lighting Equipment
Machine Tools Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Mass Customization
Medical Devices
Metal Fabrication
Mobile Devices
Musical Instruments
Nanotechnology Manufacturing
Packaging Manufacturing
Personal Care Products
Pet Supplies & Pet Food
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Plastics
Printing & Publishing
Pulp & Paper
Robotics Manufacturing
Semiconductors
Shipbuilding
Sporting Goods
Textiles
Tools
Toys
Transportation Equipment
Wood Products

Transportation

Transportation equipment and vehicles. This includes light industry such as automobile manufacturing and heavy industry such as aerospace and shipbuilding.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Fast moving consumer goods are goods that are quickly consumed by consumers such that they must be regularly purchased such as food, beverages, cosmetics and toiletries.

Electronics

Development and production of consumer electronics and information technology hardware for businesses such as telecommunications equipment.

Chemical Industry

The production of industrial chemicals and related products such as plastics.

Paper Industry

The production of pulp, paper, cardboard and related products.

Printing & Publishing

Printing of materials such as marketing materials and publishing of media such as books.

Industrial Equipment

The production of infrastructure and heavy equipment. This includes equipment that is used in manufacturing, construction and primary industries such as mining and farming.

Furniture & Fixtures

Products that are used to add features to the interiors of buildings.

Building Materials

Building materials such as brick, architectural glass and flooring.

Fashion Manufacturing

The production of textiles, clothing, footwear, fashion accessories and cosmetics. The fashion industry also includes many firms that design and market clothing but don't directly manufacture anything.

Sporting Goods

The production of sports equipment and leisure goods such as camping equipment.

Household Goods

A catch-all category for goods used by consumers in the home.

Original Equipment Manufacturer

An original equipment manufacturer producers components and parts that go into other products. For example, a manufacturer of bicycle tires.

Craft

Products that are produced by hand or partially by hand such as a handcrafted wooden canoe.
Overview: Manufacturing Industry
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The sector of the economy that produces finished products.
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