This chapter includes the following articles.
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 labour force, are employed in manufacturing. The country holds several competitive advantages, including cheap electricity and natural gas, two international ports that are well served by shipping lines, good availability of local or imported raw materials, a captive domestic market and relatively easy access to regional markets through trade agreements.
This chapter contains an interview with Dominic Hadeed, Managing Director, Blue Waters Products.