The chemical industry of Zimbabwe offers a varied range of products including fertilizers, pesticides, paints and varnishes, pharmaceuticals, soaps and cleansing products, perfumes and cosmetics. There is potential for this industry to improve into the more technical applications of manufacturing. Goods such as the production of core extruded products, laminations or woven products, polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene barrier films, housing application, car parts and furniture.
The local market for fertilizers and pesticides offers opportunity for further development to provide additional manufacturing capacity for local demand and export within the region.
There is potential for investors to increase production of ethanol and opportunity to the investor for increased production for new export markets, the introduction of new technology and license to produce new products.