Somalia Business: Manufacturing

Somalia Business: Manufacturing Last updated on Sunday 25th April 2010

At the onset of civil war, manufacturing in Somalia was in the early stages of development. A cement factory, a cotton gin, a meat and fish cannery, and a textile plant had been established. Other industries included oilseed and fruit processing plants, leather and shoe factories, and petroleum and sugar refineries.

All suffered heavy losses during Somalia's civil war.

Textiles are produced locally. Milk and pasta products are also processed in Somalia. A cement factory with a capacity of 200,000 metric tons was recently opened.

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