Goa is predominantly an agricultural economy with fishing as the main occupation on the coastline.
Goa's chief crops are Arecanut, cashews, coconut, pulses (legumes), rice, fruits, millets, betel (areca) and sugarcane.
Its minerals are bauxite, iron ore, limestone, manganese ore and silica. Tourism, fisheries, food canning, distilling of feni, shipping and miningare are the main industries.
Volume of trade is small but manufacturers produce fertilizers, sugar, textiles, chemicals, iron pellets, and pharmaceuticals.
The state exports a number of these commodities along with spices, manganese and iron ores, bauxite, fish, and salt.
The tourism industry has given a great impetus to the economy in the late 20th century.
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