The Economic World. Revision Notes. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary activities in MEDCs and LEDCs. Primary activities involve taking raw materials directly from the ground, they remain unaltered. Activities include farming, fishing, mining and logging.
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Farmers face many decision when deciding what to grow or rear on their farm.
The table opposite contains the factors the farmer need to consider.
Can you think of the positives and negatives of this system? (for EU and non EU farmers)
What factors would affect a steel industries location? Which factors are most important and why?
The A 19offers a major north-south transport route for the shipping in of components needed to build the cars and the export of the finished product to a European market.
This is the Nissan plant, attracted to the NE by government grants and a strong tradition of engineering in the region.
Additional land is available for expansion.
The site is close to the major cities of Newcastle an Sunderland, a handy and skilled workforce.
The Nissan site was built on a greenfield site, close to farming areas
The Nissan plant occupies a site of over 2miles2
The river Wear offers another transport option
This major transport axis is good for workers and the movement of finished products and components.
The room for expansion is clear here
A test track – fancy a drive?