Find Industry and Manufacturing expertise in Barbados

The manufacturing sector in Barbados is fairly small, contributing just 5% to GDP (2012). Barbados is rated 91 out of 185 countries by the World Bank for ease of doing business, a ranking based on how conducive the regulatory environment is to the opening and operation of a local firm

The two main sources of overseas revenue from manufacturing in Barbados are rum and sugar. Although the amount of revenue from sugar has decreased steadily since 2007, the manufacture and export of rum has continued to increase year on year with an overall rise of 7% between 2007 and 2013. Although the most profitable, these are not the only manufacturing industries in Barbados. The country also produces cement, clay tiles, garments and textiles, paper, furniture, soap, food products, edible oils, paint, chemicals and electronic components.

Manufacturers involved in the production of products approved by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation are entitled to special incentives under the Fiscal Incentives Act, such as a 15-year tax holiday, exemption from exchange controls and the duty free import of machinery. This has resulted in increased manufacturing investment from foreign countries, particularly Canada which already has a double taxation treaty with Barbados.

The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness report 2013–14 gives Barbados a rating of 47 out of 148 countries included in the report, with a rating of 4.0 out of 7.0 for overall product process sophistication.

Industry and Manufacturing organisations in Barbados
A.C. Wood House Inc.
Antillean Marble & Granite Inc.
Antique Creations Ltd
Arawak Cement Co. Ltd
Artisan Stone Inc.
Barbados Manufacturers' Association
Berger Paints Barbados Ltd
Best of Barbados Ltd
BII Barbados Ltd
BRC West Indies Ltd
C.P. Woodcraft
C.W. Jordan Furniture Ltd
Capaldi Manufacturing Co. Ltd
Carib Island Designs Ltd
Carlisle Laboratories Ltd
Cole's Printery Ltd
Cot Caribbean Graphics
Curacao Laboratories (Barbados) Ltd
D.Blades Trophies Ltd
Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc.
Glass Creations Inc.
Glassfibre Products Ltd
Graphic Innovations
H. Jason Jones & Co. Ltd
Harris Paints Barbados (2003) Ltd
Legends Construction Co. Ltd
Lifetime Productions Inc.
Moore Paragon (Caribbean) Ltd
Oran Ltd
Paints Plus Inc.
Solar Dynamics Ltd / Claytone Products Inc.
Structural Systems Ltd
Trowel Plastics Barbados Ltd
West Indian Soap Co. Ltd
Williams Industrial Complex
Yankee Garments Ltd