• 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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The economic downturn of recent years has served to strengthen calls for diversification beyond the energy sector in Trinidad and Tobago, with manufacturing often singled out as a potential driver of the economy. In his 2018 mid-year budget review, Colm Imbert, the minister of finance, indicated that the economy was on the mend, with the...

 

Trinidad and Tobago has one of the most developed and diverse manufacturing sectors in the English-speaking Caribbean. Its development was enabled by the import substitution industrialisation strategy followed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This model gave local manufacturers the ability to secure market share and capacity without the risk...

 

What impact has the currency shortage had?

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

The economic downturn of recent years has resulted in a change in consumer behaviour, with weakened consumption and spending also negatively affecting economic growth and recovery. However, a rebound is expected to gather pace through 2018 and into 2019. Early signs were highlighted in the “Monetary Policy Report” published by the Central Bank...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2018

Manufacturing plays a key role in the non-energy economy, of which it is the second-largest component. It is also a significant employer, accounting for 8% of the active workforce as of the third quarter of that year, per the most recent central bank figures. While the outlook for manufacturing remains challenging, performance figures indicate some measure of success in broadening the country’s...