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textile mills, oil refineries, gold mining, lumber, Offshore oil

Offshore oil was discovered in commercial quantities in 1977, and production began in 1980; output in 1999 was 5.8 million barrels a year. Cote d’Ivoire also produced about 75,000 carats of diamonds in 1996, and gold mining began in the early 1990s. Industries include food-processing plants, lumber and textile mills, oil refineries, automobile and bicycle assembly plants, and plywood, furniture, cement, shoe, steel-container, and aluminum-sheet production.



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