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Table 1 Identification of key sectors

From: Key Sectors of the Namibian Economy

  Strong forward linkages
B i N >1
Limited forward linkages
B i N <1
Dispersed forward linkages
V i N <1
Concentrated forward linkages
V i N >1
Strong backward linkages
B j N >1
Dispersed backward linkages
V j N <1
Key sectors with widely dispersed effects in the economy Key sectors but with forward linkages concentrated Sectors with strong, widely dispersed backward linkages but with weak forward linkages
Concentrated backward linkages
V j N >1
Key sectors but with backward linkages concentrated Key sectors without widely dispersed linkages Sectors with strong but concentrated backward linkages and with weak forward linkages
Limited backward linkages
B j N <1
Sectors with strong, widely dispersed forward linkages but with weak backward linkages Sectors with strong but concentrated forward linkages and with weak backward linkages Sectors with weak linkages