Dominica has only light industry, most of it is connected with the processing
of agricultural products. Industrial establishments include a plant for
processing coconuts into oil and copra for export; four plants to process limes
and other citrus fruits; two bottling plants; two distilleries; four small
apparel plants; and four small furniture factories. Dominica exports water to
its Caribbean neighbors; shoes, cement blocks, furniture, and soap and
toiletries are also exported. Home industries produce some leather work,
ceramics, and straw products.
Since the 1990s, the small manufacturing sector has been expanding at a
modest pace, including electronic assembly, rum, candles, and paints. The
Trafalgar Hydro Electric Power Station is now operational, making the island
virtually energy self-sufficient. Industry accounted for 23% of GDP in 2001.