Grenada - Industry

Industry is small scale, mainly producing consumer products for local use. Local firms produce food and beer, oils, soap (from copra), furniture, mattresses, clothing and a number of other items. In 1996, Grenada expanded its production of flour, animal feed, chemicals, paints and tobacco. Construction, textile production, and light assembly operations are other industrial sectors.

In 1985, the government established the Industrial Development Corporation, which built a 7.3 hectare (19.5 acres) industrial park near Point Salines airport. New industries that had located there by mid-1987 included data entry, protective clothing, and tire retreading. In 2000, industry accounted for 24% of GDP and employs 14% of the labor force.

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