Category: Caribbean

St. Vincent Industry

St. Vincent Industry

The industrial sector is small and mainly comprises small-scale processing of agricultural products. Industrial operations occur only on the main island of Saint Vincent. The most important plant produces wheat flour, peeled rice and...

St. Lucia Industry

St. Lucia Industry

The industry in Saint Lucia has grown since the mid-1990s and now accounts for almost one-seventh of gross domestic product (GDP). A large part of the production takes place in special free zones where...

St. Kitts Industry

St. Kitts Industry

Construction is the largest industrial sector, which is linked to the expansion of the tourism industry. The sugar industry was previously dominant, but in 2005 the government decided to close it because of unprofitable....

El Salvador

El Salvador Industry

The industrialization that began in the 1960s stopped during the war years 1980-1992. Since then, the industrial sector has recovered. It is today dominated by the export-oriented textile industry. In order to create jobs...

Cuba

Cuba Industry

Cuban industry mainly produces food, tobacco products (cigars), machinery and chemical products. Cuba has invested heavily in medical research and manufactures both pharmaceuticals and medical equipment for export. Prior to the collapse of communism...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Industry

Costa Rica is the most industrialized country in Central America. High-tech manufacturing of medical equipment and electronic components accounts for a large proportion of industrial production. The manufacturing industry is largely located in free...

Belize

Belize Industry

For the domestic market, food and beverages are mainly produced, while the export industry processes sugar, citrus fruits (for juice concentrate) and other agricultural products. At the end of the 1990s, several free-trade zones...

Barbados

Barbados Industry

The industrial sector is small in Barbados and mainly produces consumer goods that are sold domestically or exported to other Caribbean islands. The agricultural industry is dominated by sugar processing and rum and beer...

Bahamas

Bahamas Industry

The Bahamas industry first began to develop in the 1960s and has a limited economic significance. The local market is small and the wage situation is too high for extensive export-oriented industry. Several of...