Extractive Industries


Djibouti has few natural resources; salt, gypsum, diatomite and construction materials are among those and little related industry. Salt production is carried out on a semi-industrial scale at Lake Assal and Djibouti is the 10th largest producer of salt in Africa accounting for 2.8% of total output.


The country has a small, emerging, upstream petroleum sector that is focussed on exploration: for instance, please see the 2015 Oyster Oil and Gas commercial presentation regarding its exploratory activities in Djibouti and Madagascar.