64.6 billion added value to the maritime economy

64.6 billion added value to the maritime economy

With 227,975 companies and 1,040,172 people employed, Italy’s maritime economy generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion, which, if indirect and induced value in the rest of the economy is also considered, reaches 178.3 billion, equivalent to 10.2 percent of GDP. The XII National Report on the Maritime Economy was edited by Obsermere, the national monitoring organization of the maritime economy, Centro Studi Tagliacorne – Unioncamera, Informare, Chamber of Commerce Frosinone Latina and Red Blue Forum Italia. Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso and Minister of Civil Defense and Maritime Policy Nello Musumesi. A sector in clear growth in all aspects. “The blue economy is one of the driving sectors of our economy with a strong business sense,” explained Andrea Breit, head of UnionCamer, “an example of which is the increase in the business base in the last two years. “Because of the high number of young and female entrepreneurs, 1.5 percent compared to a contraction of almost two points worldwide.”

According to the report, direct value added increased by +15.1 percent, double the Italian average growth of 6.9 percent. Compared to what was found in the XI report in 2023, global value added grows by almost one percentage point. Compared to 1.7 percent in the last survey, the multiplier is growing at a rate of 1.8 percent this year. This means that for every euro spent in seafood supply chain sectors, another 1.8 is activated in other areas of the economy. Giovanni Acampora, president of Asonatica Italiana, “underlined the importance of the development of the South and the dominance of the South due to the integration of companies in the maritime economy”. A very important fact that I think everyone should think about because it is a kind of national restructuring. Agambora then wanted to pay tribute to the government’s commitment to the sector: “Today, thanks to a very favorable institutional panorama, the process of reaffirming our maritime identity has found a unique and attentive interlocutor in the marine and its technical work structure. .

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For his part, the Minister of Civil Defense and Maritime Policies, Nello Musumesi, warned of “increasing rivalry and rivalry with North African countries, as well as with countries in the Near and Middle East”. The answer for Musumeci was, “Working as a network, the port network needs to be redesigned, renovated, electrified, work to focus on port tourism, a lot needs to be done.” “The raw material, namely the sea as a resource, has already entered the agenda of the government, but also the agenda of local and regional institutions, which means that through a more concrete dialogue we can really work to grow,” the minister promised. A sector with more than a million employees, the Minister of Commerce and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, clearly stated: “The future of Italy is in space and the sea and the sea can help the south. To overcome the gap with the rest of Italy”.

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