The Beverages Subsector in Barbados: 2015

The Beverages subsector in Barbados continued to struggle in 2015. While the number of operating companies remained constant during the year, declines were recorded in the level of persons employed, output, investment and exports. At December 2015, the level of employment stood at 596 persons, 25 fewer than at the same period a year earlier.

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Apparel Sector Profile 2015

Despite its current status, the apparel sector has always been considered an important, viable segment of the industrial landscape in Barbados. It has long been a major source of employment for Barbadian women and has been viewed by policymakers as having significant potential to not only generate coveted foreign exchange, but create employment in high value areas other than the traditional cutting and sewing.

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