Vegetable Oil Sector

 Due to abundance of olives and cotton in Kahramanmaraş the oil sector developed. Sunflowers are not largely grown in Kahramanmaraş, however companies are refining and packaging sunflower seed brought in from Thrace and other regions. The olive oil produced is mostly consumed within the city. Although large and small livestock breeding is done in the Kahramanmaraş countryside, there is little production of butter.