• Nile Chemex
Khartoum International Fair Ground, SUDAN
The chemical industries have been flourishing in Sudan, largely due to the dramatic growth in the oil sector, which makes up 90% of the country’s total exports. Crude oil production has seen an annual growth rate of 30-40%, and has reached nearly 500,000 barrels a day.

Investments from Chinese, Malaysian and Indian companies have spurred on the industry, with participation from a number of other regional players including Nigeria, South Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf countries.

Additional thriving chemical industries, along with petro-chemical derivatives, include polypropylene resins and plastics, fertilizers, insecticides, detergents, synthetics, paints and coatings, tires, tubes and rubber products, basic industrial chemicals and chemical products, and pharmaceuticals.

The vital pharma industry is made up of more than 15 labs and factories with an annual production capacity of 1500 million tablets, 400 million capsules, 100 million bottles of dry suspension, 9 million bottles of fluid syrups and suspensions, 4 million units of venous solutions, 30 million ampoules, 590 tons of creams and pastes, and 690 tons of medical gases.

Sudan also has the global monopoly on arabic gum, used for foodstuffs, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and lithography. Sudan is responsible for 80% of world arabic gum production.