Industry and Development
Industry in Kuwait consists of several large export-oriented petrochemical
units, oil refineries, and a range of small manufacturers. It also includes
large water desalinization, ammonia, desulfurization, fertilizer, brick,
block, and cement plants.
Agriculture is limited by the lack of water and arable land. The government
has experimented in growing food through hydroponics and carefully managed
farms. Fish and shrimp are plentiful in territorial waters, and large-scale
commercial fishing has been undertaken locally and in the Indian Ocean.