Section 2-‐ Consumers and Business Outline the Different types of industries and analyse the impact of investment and technological change on a firm. There are five different types of industry. The first is Primary industry, which are all firms that extract natural resources. These resources then go to secondary industry, which use these resources to manufacture goods, including capital goods such as computers and machinery used in production processes and consumer goods for example cars and furniture. Next is the tertiary industry that consists of firms that provides services to consumers such as public transport and postal services. The generating and sharing of information such as education and financial planning are called the quaternary industry and lastly all firms involved in providing services usually performed in the home are under the quinary industry.