Comoros - Domestic trade



As of 2001, nearly 80% of the population was employed in agriculture, primarily subsistence farming. However, most of the farmland is owned by foreign investors and the majority of the nation's food products are imported. An underdeveloped transportation system limits domestic trade. A small industrial sector is focused on processing ylang-ylang and vanilla, which are produced primarily for export. The government is attempting to privatize commercial and industrial enterprises. Business hours are 7:30 AM –noon and 3–5:30 PM Monday–Thursday, 7:30–11 AM Friday, and 7:30–noon Saturday. Banking hours are 7 AM –noon Monday–Thursday and 7–11:30 AM Friday.

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