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Dominica, Economy

vanilla beans, fertile soils, coconuts, bananas, citrus fruit

Dominica has fertile soils that provide a good basis for farming, the principal economic activity. Agricultural products include bananas, citrus fruit (especially grapefruit and limes), coconuts, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla beans, and vegetables. Pumice is quarried and exported. Manufacturing is limited to the processing of farm products. The main manufactures are fruit juices, alcoholic beverages, soap, and essential oils. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar (2.70 East Caribbean dollars equal U.S.$1; 2000 average).



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vanilla beans, fertile soils, coconuts, bananas, citrus fruit, limes, grapefruit, cinnamon, cocoa, farming, soap, Agricultural products, fruit juices, alcoholic beverages

 
 

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