Menon Economics has for seven consecutive years studied the competitiveness of the GCE Blue Maritime cluster, measured by key economic performance, both in absolute terms and compared to the rest of the maritime industry in Norway and to international competitors.
In this year’s report, we have placed more emphasis on the cluster’s export, both related to the status today and their future export potential. Export revenues are important, both because they serve as an indicator of the companies’ competitiveness and because success in the export markets contributes to increased innovation and productivity among subcontractors, collaboration partners and other actors in the industry. The maritime industry is one of the largest export industries in the Møre region, where half of the Blue Maritime cluster’s revenues come from export of goods and services.
The report can be downloaded here.