List of companies of Somalia
Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.
Somalia has maintained a healthy informal economy, based mainly on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies and telecommunications. Due to a dearth of formal government statistics and the recent civil war, it is difficult to gauge the size or growth of the economy. For 1994, the CIA estimated the GDP at $3.3 billion. In 2001, it was estimated to be $4.1 billion. By 2009, the CIA estimated that the GDP had grown to $5.731 billion, with a projected real growth rate of 2.6%. According to a 2007 British Chambers of Commerce report, the private sector also grew, particularly in the service sector. Unlike the pre-civil war period when most services and the industrial sector were government-run, there has been substantial, albeit unmeasured, private investment in commercial activities; this has been largely financed by the Somali diaspora, and includes trade and marketing, money transfer services, transportation, communications, fishery equipment, airlines, telecommunications, education, health, construction and hotels. Libertarian economist Peter Leeson attributes this increased economic activity to the Somali customary law (referred to as Xeer), which he suggests provides a stable environment to conduct business in.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Air Somalia||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||airline|
|Al-Barakat||Financials||Financial services||financial services|
|Amal Express||Financials||Financial services||financial services|
|Bank of Somaliland||Financials||Banks||central bank|
|Bosaso Tannery||Industrials||General industries||tannery|
|Central Bank of Somalia||Financials||Banks||central bank|
|Daallo Airlines||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||airline|
|Dahabshiil||Financials||Financial services||financial services|
|Eastern Television Network||Consumer services||Media||television|
|First Somali Bank||Financials||Banks||commercial bank|
|Garowe Online||Consumer services||Media||news agency|
|Golis Telecom Somalia||Telecommunications||Telecommunications||telecommunications|
|Hafun Fishing Company||Consumer goods||Food & beverage||fishing and real estate|
|Hargeisa Taxi||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||taxi company|
|Horn Cable Television||Consumer services||Media||television|
|Horseed Media||Consumer services||Media||news organization|
|Horyaal||Industrials||Support services||Bosaso||2009||Design and architecture|
|International Bank of Somalia||Financials||Banks||commercial bank|
|Islamic Insurance Company||Financials||Insurance||insurance|
|Jubba Airways||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||airline|
|KAAH Electric||Utilities||Electricity||power company|
|LaasqorayNET||Consumer services||Media||media outlet|
|Puntland Post||Consumer services||Media||news organization|
|Radio Gaalkacyo||Consumer services||Media||radio station|
|Radio Mogadishu||Consumer services||Media||radio|
|Raho City Taxi||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||taxi company|
|Salaam Bank||Financials||Banks||commercial bank|
|Salaam Somali Bank||Financials||Banks||commercial bank|
|Shabelle Media Network||Consumer services||Media||news organization|
|Somali Airlines||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||airline|
|Somali Broadcasting Corporation||Consumer services||Media||media group|
|Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Financials||Financial services||trade organization|
|Somali Energy Company||Utilities||Electricity||power company|
|Somali National Television (SNTV)||Consumer services||Media||television|
|Somali Telecom Group||Telecommunications||Telecommunications||telecommunications|
|Somalia Petroleum Corporation||Oil & gas||Oil & gas producers||oil and gas exploration|
|Trans-National Industrial Electricity and Gas Company||Utilities||Electricity||power company|
|Universal Television, Somalia||Consumer services||Media||television|
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- British Chambers of Commerce (2007). The British Chambers of Commerce Guide to African Markets. Ten Alps Publishing.
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