The industries of the town and its environs (Sandnaes, &c.) are prosperous, including factories for preserved foods, woollens and linens, lime, iodine from seaweed, and domestic commodities.
The manufacture of woollens, linens, hosiery, furniture, gloves, paper, machinery and tools, carriages, nuts and screws, needles and other hardware goods is carried on.
The industries consist of manufactures of cotton, linen, woollens and worsteds, and leather.
The herringfishery is the chief industry, but there is some weaving of woollens and, in summer, a considerable influx of visitors.
Besides cottons the products 'nclude woollens and cloth, silks, chemicals, machinery, ironware, beer and flour.