Fore­word

Made in PNG - - CONTENTS - Mur­ray Woo, Chair­man Man­u­fac­tur­ers Coun­cil of Papua New Guinea

Wel­come to the third edi­tion of Made in PNG, your guide to the goods and foods grown, pro­cessed and pro­duced in Papua New Guinea—and the peo­ple who pro­duce them.

As with pre­vi­ous edi­tions, the goal of this pub­li­ca­tion is to raise aware­ness of the in­dus­try sec­tors that em­ploy more Papua New Guineans than any other: agribusiness, fish­eries, man­u­fac­tur­ing and forestry.

These sec­tors have al­ways been im­por­tant in en­sur­ing that PNG is more than just a min­ing and gas econ­omy. With the min­ing sec­tor cur­rently in a con­trac­tion phase, these sec­tors are more crit­i­cal than ever for Papua New Guinea.

PNG has enor­mous nat­u­ral ad­van­tages when it comes pri­mary pro­duce such as palm oil, co­coa, cof­fee, tuna and tim­ber prod­ucts.

While these con­tinue to be ma­jor ex­ports, PNG is in­creas­ing find­ing ways to add value to its pri­mary prod­uct—a process that cre­ates jobs and in­creased rev­enues for the coun­try. PNG is now a ma­jor ex­porter of canned tuna to the Euro­pean Union, for ex­am­ple, while our co­coa finds its way into some of the world’s finest sin­gle-ori­gin cho­co­late. Mean­while, sus­tain­ably pro­duced tim­ber is be­ing used to cre­ate kit homes and fine fur­ni­ture.

PNG’s out­stand­ing eco­nomic growth over the past ten years has driven in­creased de­mand for lo­cally man­u­fac­tured goods of all kinds, from con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als and paint, to an enor­mous range of pro­cessed foods and clean­ing ma­te­ri­als.

The prospect of a petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try in PNG also raises ex­cit­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties for the fu­ture.

The Man­u­fac­tur­ers Coun­cil of Papua New Guinea re­mains piv­otal to achiev­ing a favourable busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment in PNG. With your sup­port, the MCPNG will con­tinue to as­sist busi­nesses in lever­ag­ing many more op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fu­ture.

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