With encouragement from the government and funds and technical assistance from abroad, the domestic food supply is increasing and therefore save foreign exchange. With the integrated rural development approach adopted by the government, contributions, from agriculture, fishing, forestry and livestock should reinforce each other and help to diversify the rural economy.
Fish production has increased and number of companies are engaged in exporting fish to GCC countries and Mauritius.
The manufacturing sector; is confined to small-scale establishments producing food, beverages, furniture, dairy products, paper, building materials and bottled gases and water, besides light electromechanical workshops.
The government has encouraged the foreign private sector particularly from Arab countries. Besides, the investment laws ensure investors with maximum benefits, guarantees and incentives.
Djibouti has no foreign-exchange restrictions. The free convertibility of the currency, which is pegged to the US dollar, helps to promote international transactions.