Millet, maize, pumpkins and groundnuts are extensively cultivated.
Formerly groundnuts were largely cultivated, but this industry has been superseded by exports from India.
The exports are chiefly groundnuts, rubber of inferior quality, sesamum and other oil seeds, tortoise-shell and ebony.
For the next crop Thaneswaran is planning to grow groundnuts.
The chief trade is in, and the principal exports are, palm oil and kernels, rubber, cotton, maize, groundnuts (Arachis), shea-butter from the Bassia parkii (Sapotaceae), fibres of the Raphia vinifera, and the Sansevieria guineensis, indigo, and kola nuts, ebony and other valuable wood.