Carion is a famous train station of the line TCE (Tananarive Côte Est). The city became famous with its train station in the seventies due to the trees and wood business organised by Farariana natives businessmen. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are fruits, beans and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 3% of the population, respectively.