All about BarbadosTourism is the most important branch, followed by sugar and rum production. Other economy branches are light industries and capital investment next to farming and fishing.
Tins get produced on the island, beverages (Barbados Bottling Company, Bank's Breweries), cigarettes, cotton industry is growing. In St.Lucy there is a cement factory (Arawak Cement).
Oil production takes place along the coast of Barbados. The production in 2005 was about 1.000 barrel per day with
reserve assets from about 2,5 mio. barrel.
Barbados is one of the wealthiest islands of the caribbean.