Massy and ANSA McAL are two of the largest conglomerates operating across the Caribbean (and beyond in some cases). In 2016, revenue for Massy was $1.7 Billion US Dollars with a total of 12,000 employees. ANSA McAL’s revenue and head count for the same period was $892 Million USD and 6,000 employees respectively (revenue figures were based on today’s TT to US exchange rate). Revenue per employee was $142K USD and $148K USD for Massy and ANSA respectively.
Comparisons between companies and countries have been done before, but a quick search on Google reveals that few, if any, have been done in the context of the Caribbean. For simplicity’s sake, let us assume that the number of employees in a company is equivalent in meaning to the population of a country, and let us apply the same assumptions for Revenue = GDP and Revenue per Employee = GDP Per Capita. When we include data for select Caribbean countries, we end up with the following charts:
Revenue and employee figures were obtained from Massy and ANSA websites.
Caribbean population figures were obtained via Google queries.
Caribbean GDP information was obtained via queriesfrom the IMF website.