Vanuatu - Industry





The industrial sector is small: in 1990 it contributed about 12.3% to GDP; in 1996, 13% and in 2001, 11.5%. The leading industries are fish and food freezing, wood processing, and meat canning. The small manufacturing sector, accounting for 5.5% of GDP in 1990 and 5% in 2001, is geared to toward domestic consumption. Indigenous crafts include basketry, canoe building, and pottery. In 1990, National Breweries, a joint venture with Sweden, began producing Tusker beer and Pripps Lager.

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