The Role of the Taiwan Marine Sectors in the National Economy: An Input-output Analysis

Economically, Taiwan depends heavily upon international trade. In order to examine the role of the Taiwan marine economy in the national economy, this paper employs an Input-output methodology to the marine sector over the period of 1991 to 2011. This analysis represents the first effort to quantify the inter-industry linkage effects, production multipliers, earning effects and employment multipliers in the marine sectors. The authors' major findings of the paper can be summarized as follows: (1) the marine sectors have a lower forward linkage effect and a higher backward linkage effect. (2) Of those sectors, transportation support services, domestic cargo transport and overseas cargo transport sectors have relatively high production inducing effect, earning inducing effect and employment inducing effect. This indicates that those three sectors have the greatest impacts on the Taiwan economy, and pinpoints those three sectors as targets for further development in the marine industry. They are crucial sectors with regard to intermediate input.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 422-435
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01609529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 4:44PM