• Report

Measuring New Zealand's blue economy

A market economics investigation of Aotearoa's marine economy activities.

This market economics investigation found that:

  • The contribution of marine economy to GDP may be as high as 3%, if comprehensive estimates of marine tourism are made – this figure is double the contribution identified by Stats NZ
  • Marine tourism contributes roughly 40% of the value of marine economic activities, and 62% of jobs
  • The contribution of marine economy activities may reach as high as 5% of the national economy, using broad estimates of the indirect and induced economic impacts from marine economy activities
  • These numbers do not include the value of recreational uses of marine resources, or any estimate of the cultural and amenity values

September 2019

  • Measuring New Zealand's blue economy, 2019

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