Manufacturing and Processing

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Background

Manufacturing is one of the major sectors in the economy, contributing about 40% to the GDP and is the second largest employer after the Agriculture sector. Main products include food and beverages; textiles, zippers and apparels; timber, engineering and metal products; plastics and chemicals as well as refrigerators.

Performance

  • Swaziland’s manufacturing sector contributes about 40% of GDP.
  • The manufacturing sector grew by 2.5% in 2013, driven by increased production of zippers, soft drinks concentrates and beverages, timber products, canned fruits and increased production lines by manufacturing companies.
  • On average, the manufacturing sector accounted for 64% of Swaziland’s merchandise export over the last decade.

Strengths

  • Stable growth
  • Stable exchange controls & parity with the South African rand
  • Harmonious industrial relations/environment
  • Proximity to major ports (Durban, Maputo, Richards Bay)
  • Access to preferential markets (2 billion people through trading blocs)

Major players

  • Food and Beverages: Coca-Cola concentrate plant – CONCO; Rhodes Foods; Mondelez International
  • Textile, Zippers: YKK Zippers; Texray
  • Timber: Swazi Plantations; Montigny
  • Engineering

Support and Regulatory Bodies

  • Swaziland Industrial Development Company ( SIDC)
  • Swaziland Revenue Authority
  • Swaziland Standards Authority
  • Swaziland Environment Authority
  • SWAKI Investment Corporation
  • Swaziland Competition Commission
  • Tibiyo TakaNgwane

Useful Links

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade

P.O Box 451
Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2404 3201/6 (All Sections)
Facsimile:   +268 2404 4711 (All Sections)
Website: www.gov.sz

Swaziland Industrial Development Company ( SIDC)

P.O.BOX 866
Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2404 4010
Facsimile: + 268 2404 45619
Website: www.sidc.co.sz  

Swaziland Revenue Authority

P.O.BOX 5628
Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2406 4000
Facsimile: + 268 2406 4001

Central Bank of Swaziland

P.0.BOX 546 Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2408 2000
Facsimile: +268 240 40013
Website: www.centralbank.org.sz

SWAKI Investment Corporation

P.O.BOX 1839 Manzini, Swaziland
Telephone: + 268 2505 20693
Facsimile:  + 268 250 52001
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Federation of Swaziland Employers& Chamber of Industry

P.O.BOX 72 Mbabane, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2404 0768
Facsimile: +268 2404 0051
Website: www.business-swaziland.com

Federation of the Swaziland Business Community

2K Building
Manzini, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 2505 9199
Website: www.fesbc.com

Swaziland Competition Commission

P.O.BOX 1976 Sidwashini, Swaziland
Telephone: +268 242 20800/22
Facsimile: +268 242 20807