The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), commissioned by Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster, also estimates that indirectly the sector helps support a total of £19.5bn in turnover and about 155,000 jobs.
It shows that the marine engineering and scientific industry is the largest area within the Scottish maritime sector in terms of economic activity, contributing £2.5bn in gross value added (GVA) and directly supporting some 29,000 jobs, in 2017.
Chief executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Bob Sanguinetti, said: “This report highlights the importance of the Scottish maritime sector to the Scottish economy and shows just how well it is doing . . . . .
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