[<< wikibooks] HKDSE Geography/M3/Classification of Manufacturing
There are several ways to classify manufacturing industries. This page covers three ways. We will discuss the fourth later.


== Heavy vs Light ==
Heavy industries use heavy and bulky inputs and produce heavy and bulky outputs.
Light industries use light and small inputs and produce light and small outputs.Examples of heavy: ship-building, car manufacturing
Examples of light: electronics, watches, toys, textiles


== Capital-Intensive vs Labour-Intensive ==
Capital-intensive industries mainly rely on capital. Labour-intensive industries mainly rely on labour.

Examples of capital-intensive: Information technology, silicon chip manufacturing
Examples of labour-intensive: Watches, toys, textiles...


== High-Technology vs Low-Technology ==
Examples of hi-tech: Silicon chips, pharmacy
Examples of lo-tech: Watches, toys