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.
- The Kingdom of Eswatini’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 Eswatini’s merchandise export over the last decade.
- 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)
- Food and Beverages: Coca-Cola concentrate plant – CONCO; Rhodes Foods; Mondelez International
- Textile, Zippers: YKK Zippers; Texray
- Timber: Swazi Plantations; Montigny
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
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade
P.O Box 451
Swaziland Industrial Development Company ( SIDC)
Swaziland Revenue Authority
Central Bank of Swaziland
P.0.BOX 546 Mbabane, Swaziland
SWAKI Investment Corporation
P.O.BOX 1839 Manzini, Swaziland
Federation of Swaziland Employers& Chamber of Industry
P.O.BOX 72 Mbabane, Swaziland
Federation of the Swaziland Business Community
Swaziland Competition Commission
P.O.BOX 1976 Sidwashini, Swaziland