- 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.
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.
- Why co-operatives are not always ethical when doing business (theguardian.com)
- Message of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) (funnyardstick.wordpress.com)
- Speech by Hon. Adan Mohamed, Ebs, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development During the 91st International Cooperative Day Celebrations on 6th July 2013 (funnyardstick.wordpress.com)
- How can mobilization of member funds be improved? (funnyardstick.wordpress.com)
- The Black Panthers, Cooperatives, and Revolutionary Expansion (funnyardstick.wordpress.com)
- On the history of Swedish co-housing (ecosettlements.wordpress.com)
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