Ormita Commerce Network Offset Trade Blog

Barter Statistics

  • Non-cash trade accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s total business.
  • 70% of all Fortune 500 companies utilize trade on a regular basis equating to billions of dollars of transactions annually.
  • Over 65% of the corporations listed in the New York Stock Exchange are presently utilizing trade to reduce surplus inventory, bolster sales, and ensure that production facilities run at capacity.
  • The International Reciprocal Trade Association estimates that approximately 400,000 businesses engage in non-cash trade in the United States.
  • 20% – 25% of world trade is some form of counter-trade.
  • 3.4% of SME businesses in Australia engage in reciprocal trade.
  • On the 60th anniversary of the Swiss WIR excess capacity trade system, annual volume in reached over $2 billion US dollars – with approximately 80,000 members (20% of all Swiss businesses) nationally.
  • At its peak in 2001-2002, an estimated 6 to 10 million Argentines participated in the Red Global de Trueque barter system, including doctors, manufacturers, and even railways, turning over approximately 6 billion US dollars per annum in transactions and accounted for approximately 15% of Argentina’s mean personal income.

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