300 biggest co-ops would be world's 10th largest economy

In its 2008 Global 300 report, the ICA noted that the top 300 co-operatives alone are responsible for an aggregate turnover of 1.1 trillion USD, which represents the size of the 10th largest economy in the world (equivalent to the size of Spain alone.

Source: ICA PRESS RELEASE International Co-operative Alliance commends UN Proclamation of International Year of Co-operatives 2012 , 12.18.2009 http://smallplanet.pmhclients.com/spsys/index.php?S=0&C=publish&M=new_entry