Major crops are wheat and sugarcane. In district Mianwali, there are seven flour mills.
An area of 40,019 acres is under forest in the district. There is also linear plantation of 1080 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are Mulbury, Bakain, Eucalyptus, Simbal, Popular, Sirin, Acacia, etc.
District Mianwali is quite rich in minerals. Argillaceous Clay, Coal, Dolomite, Fire Clay, Gypsum, Limestone, Silica Sand and Rock Salt are excavated in commercial qualities. There is one cement factory operating in the district. However, there exists good scope for Dolomite Processing, Fire Bricks/Refractories, Hollow Glass-ware, Insulators/Capacitors and Ceramics Sanitary-ware. A careful study may also reflect a potential for a Coal based power generation unit, a Soda Ash unit based on Rock Salt and a steel mill based on iron-ore.