The economics of numbers matter.
That's the view of Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands.
She made the comment while addressing a session of the Caribbean Institute of Management Consultants, at the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries' conference room.
She says wherever possible the vision must always be outward looking.
The Minister adds that it becomes unfair to the consumer, because it ultimately diminishes what their money can buy.