General aspects and activities of the Industrial Sector:-
The industrial sector is composed of the following sub sectors:-
Spinning And Textile Industries
Chemical And Pharmaceutical Industries
Oil And Soap Industries
Building materials and refractories
Printing and packing
The following is a brief of the above sub sectors:-
1/ Food industries sub -sector:-
This is a principal sector in the country considering its necessity and it's
linkages with the agricultural sector which represents
the backbone of the Sudanese economy.
Available capacities are very high and can supply the requirements of the
local market with surplus for export.
2/ Leather Industries sub- sector:-
Leather can be considered as one of the important economic sub- sector
oriented for export. Animal wealth of the country is
estimated at 125 million heads of cattle, sheep, goats,
camels,…etc. The raw hides and skins are distinguished
by hard fibers and consistent texture.
The available infrastructure is composed of about 20 tanneries (large,
intermediate and small) having design capacity of about
15 million pieces of sheep and goat and about 3 million
pieces of cattle hides.
The sector is also distinguished by high install capacity for production of
leather products and in particular leather shoes to
about 17 million pairs of leather shoes.
3/ Oil and Soap Industries sub- sectors:-
Soap Industry :-
Soap industry is distinguished by high range of manufacturing capacities
estimated at 520 thousand tons washing soap, 40 thousand
tons powder, 20 thousand tons toilet soap which can
supply all the demands of the country and also and there
is surplus for export.
2. Oil Industry:-
Installed capacity of is estimated at about 3 million tons and can deal with
cotton, seeds, sunflowers, sesame and beanuts and
4/ Building Materials:-
This sub-sector distinguished by the abundant of its raw materials. Natural
marble is available in abundant and granite with
capacity of 9 square meters yards also available in the
Portland cement is manufactured in 2 factories with low capacities a many to
400 thousand tons a year, where is the market
requirements go to more than one million tons per annum.
5/ Textile Industries sub sector:-
Considering the availability of raw materials (cotton) textile industry has
emerged in the country. The total capacities of spinning
59 thousand tons, textile 300 thousand tons million
yards and 21 million pieces of ready made clothes.
6/ Engineering industries:-
It represents an important sub-sector in the economy and included basic
industry. Such as foundries, spare parts, refractories,
metal products and Zink sheets.
. The installed capacity of this sector is estimated
totally at 250 thousands tons a year.
In addition, there is a factory for cars manufacturing, tractors and
7/ Chemical and pharmaceutical Industrial Sector:-
Chemical is a large sector and include a number of important products such
as tyres, batteries, matches, plastics, pharmaceuticals
and medical gases and paints ..etc.
8/ Printing and packing sector:-
This sector that feed other sectors with their requirements of packing