Story: Industrial sectors

Mining trucks (2nd of 2)

Mining trucks

Each capable of carrying 200 tonnes of ore-bearing rock, these massive trucks are lined up at Mcrae’s goldmine in Otago. Primary sector industries such as mining often have very high costs for physical capital, such as these vehicles, but relatively low costs for labour, such as the drivers’ wages.

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Ganesh Nana, 'Industrial sectors - Primary sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 October 2022)

Story by Ganesh Nana, published 11 Mar 2010