Find Industry and Manufacturing expertise in St Lucia
Manufacturing contributes around 6% of St Lucia’s GDP (2008). The main manufacturing sub-sectors include clothing, assembly of electronic components, food processing, production of beverages, corrugated cardboard box manufacturing and processing of coconuts and limes. Food and beverages comprise the dominant manufacturing sub-sector. The most widely exported products of manufacturing include Caribbean rum, which is famous globally, and coconut oil. Access to Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) countries has attracted a wide spectrum of international businesses from the U.S., Europe, Canada, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the Caribbean and elsewhere. The St Lucia Manufacturers Association aims to develop the country’s manufacturing sector by working in different areas such as technology, productivity and competitiveness to further foster economic growth through exports.