Panama business opportunities abound thanks to the nation’s diverse economy and friendly business environment. Leading the way is the well-developed service sector, accounting for over three quarters of the nation’s GDP. Services include the Panama Canal, banking, the Colón Free Trade Zone, insurance, container ports, flagship registry, medical and other business. Panama’s industry includes, manufacturing of aircraft spare parts, cements, drinks, adhesives and textiles. Other important industries include fishing and agriculture (shrimp, bananas, coffee, sugar) and mining (copper, gold, molybdenum, silver).