The third edition of the World Co-operative Monitor has revealed that the turnover of the largest 300 co-operatives has grown by 11.6% to reach 2.2 trillion USD in 2012, equivalent to the GDP of Brazil. The overall turnover of the near 2,000 co-operatives in the 65 countries surveyed by the Monitor totals 2.6 billion USD.
In the health and social care sector, the report found 65 cooperatives distributed in 14 countries, with a total turnover in 2012 of 15.11 billion USD. The turnover of 10 largest health cooperatives amounted a total of 13.29 billion USD.
The International Co-operative Alliance with the scientific and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) has published the 2014 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative Monitor. This third edition, analysing data from 2012, aims to give visibility to the largest co-operatives, in terms of economic and/or social impact, in their countries.