• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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To what extent has the environment for entrepreneurs improved over time?

 

The slump in oil and gas prices that began in late-2014 has had a significant downward impact on Trinidad and Tobago’s export earnings, and has revived interest in the non-energy export sector as a potential area for diversification, which could allow the country to benefit from new foreign currency revenue. While there has been progress in...

 

Increased agro-processing is a potential solution to a key challenge currently facing Trinidad and Tobago: the long-term decline of its agricultural sector, which has led the country to spend increasingly scarce foreign exchange on rising food imports.

 

Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing sector is the largest in the English-speaking Caribbean. In 2016 it was expected to represent 7.8% of total GDP, with total output worth an estimated TT$8.29bn ($1.2bn), according to the government’s estimates in the “Review of the Economy 2016”. This made it the third-largest sector of the economy after the...

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2017

Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing sector is the largest in the English-speaking Caribbean. In 2016 it was expected to represent 7.8% of overall GDP, with total output worth an estimated TT$8.29bn ($1.2bn), according to government estimates. This made it the third-largest sector of the economy after the energy and services industries. Approximately 47,700 people, or 7.3% of the total active...

Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing sector is the largest in the English-speaking Caribbean. In 2016 it was expected to represent 7.8% of total GDP, with total output worth an estimated TT$8.29bn ($1.2bn), according to the government’s estimates in the “Review of the Economy 2016”. This made it the third-largest sector of the economy after the...