According to ICA….

  • Worldwide more than 1 billion people are members of cooperatives.
  • Cooperatives provide 100 million jobs worldwide, 20% more than multinational enterprises.
  • The economic activity of the largest 300 cooperatives in the world equals the 10th largest national economy.
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    In India and China combined, more than 400 million people are part of cooperatives.

  • In Germany and the United States, one in four people are cooperative members while in Canada that number is four in 10!
  • In Japan, 1 out of every 3 families is a member of a cooperatives.
  • In Indonesia, cooperatives provide jobs to 288,589 individuals.
  • In Kenya, 250,000 people are employed by cooperatives.
  • Canadian maple sugar cooperatives produce 35% of the world’s maple sugar production.
  • In Colombia, the 8,124 cooperatives were responsible for 4.96% of the GDP in 2009. They employ over 137,888 people – 46% of which are men and 54% women.
  • In Kenya, cooperatives are responsible for 45% of the GDP and 31% of national savings and deposits. They have 70% of the coffee market, 76% dairy, 90% pyrethrum, and 95% of cotton.
  • In Poland, dairy cooperatives are responsible for 75% of dairy production.
  • In the UK, the largest independent travel agency is a cooperative.
  • In Vietnam, cooperatives contribute 8.6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • Costa Rica counts over 10% of its population as members of cooperatives.
  • In Germany, 20 million people are members of cooperatives, 1 out of 4 people.
  • In Singapore, 50% of the population (1.6 million people) are members of a cooperative.
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