Romblon is known as the “Marble Country” due to its bountiful deposits of marble, which are mainly used in construction and sculpture. In fact, it is believed that the substructure of the islands are of marble. The province is the only place in Southeast Asia with such rich marble deposits that are of commercial value, and these are said to be equal in quality to Italian marbles.
The main industries in Romblon are fishing and farming, with crops such as rice, copra and abaca. The province also produces fine handicrafts, as traditional weaving and basketry are widely practiced. Other fine products one can find here include delicate crochet laces and bedspreads.