Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint VIncent and Samoa
Trinidad and Tobago
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.
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, the world business language, is the official language or mother tongue of all Commonwealth members.
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.
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 makes it on average 19% cheaper to do business between Commonwealth countries thanks to similar legal structures and cultural similarities.
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.
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.