The Gambias manufacturing sector continues to be under developed with
a limited manufacturing base focused mainly at the domestic market,
and utilizing a limited range of skills and technology. The
strategy is to build on the small domestic base to encourage companies
to supply the Gambian and regional markets, and subsequently develop
products which can be exported to the EU and the US.
Although the Gambian market is small, there are substantial imports of
manufactured goods and processed foods for the tourist and national
populations. There is also a substantial regional market with
established distribution channels developed through the existing
Opportunities exist in the following areas:
Food and drink processing.
Packaging for the agriculture and food processing
Machinery manufacturing and servicing (particularly for the
agriculture, food and fisheries
Plastics for the consumer market.
Plastics for the construction industry.
Stainless steel fabrication.
Basic electronic assembly.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing or packaging.
Healthcare products (complimentary medicines,
medical devices etc.)