Its industries include quarrying and malting, and the manufacture of sugar and machinery.
Brewing and malting are localized chiefly in Nord.
It has iron foundries, machinery factories, railway workshops and a considerable trade in cattle, and among its other industries are weaving and malting and the manufacture of cloth.
Malting, brewing and boatbuilding are also carried on.
There is a considerable trade in wine and agricultural produce, other industries being brewing and malting.