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The Commonwealth

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

Brunei

Cameroon

Canada

Cyprus

Dominica

Fiji

The Gambia

Ghana

Grenada

Guyana

India

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Malawi

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Nauru

New Zealand

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint VIncent and Samoa

Seychelles

SIerra Leone

The Grenadines

SIngapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Tanzania

The Bahamas

Tongo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

United Kingdom

Vanuatu

Zambia

The Commonwealth Factor

2.3 billion citizens

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent countries. It is home to 2.3 billion citizens, 60% of these are under the age of 30.

Shared Values

The Commonwealth’s commitments to its values of democracy, rule of law and a free press provide a global “stamp of approval” which helps to attract long term and sustainable investment.

English language

English, the world business language, is the official language or mother tongue of all Commonwealth members.

U$14 trillion

The Commonwealth includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries, spanning five regions, with a combined GDP expected to reach US$14 trillion by 2020.

1 billion consumers

The Commonwealth is adding to its middle class faster than any other grouping, By 2020 the Commonwealth will contain over 1 billion middle class consumers

The Commonwealth Factor

The Commonwealth Factor makes it on average 19% cheaper to do business between Commonwealth countries thanks to similar legal structures and cultural similarities.

4.1% GDP growth

Between 2013 and 2015 Commonwealth countries grew at a combined rate of 4.1% in comparison to 1.8% in the EU and 2.6% in the US.

40% of the global workforce

By 2020 40% of the global workforce will be in the Commonwealth, which is expected to add a further 800 million people to its workforce by the middle of the century.