The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.
Presentations made during the discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on the shipbuilding industry at the 108th Session of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding on 9-10 July 2009.
The gobal economic crisis has led to a sharp contraction in steel production, consumption, prices and jobs.
The 66th session of the Steel Committee took place in Paris on 8-9 June 2009.
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This report provides practical reference regarding the options available to those (in industry, academia, or government) who wish to strengthen links between academic mathematics and industry.
This paper aims at presenting trademarks, their potential link with innovations and their main statistical properties, to see if they may serve as an innovation indicator.
This publication reports on steelmaking capacity on an economy-by-economy, plant or project basis and likely changes up to 2010.
This paper discusses the challenges faced when attempting to construct appropriate bilateral trade matrices using annual data collected by the OECD and United Nations, as well as national sources.
This study addresses the issue of carbon embodiments in trade using internationally comparable OECD data sources (input-output, bilateral goods trade and CO2 emissions) for 41 countries/regions by 17 industries.
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This report analyses the interaction between the ship repair, ship conversion and shipbuilding industries, and examines the possibilities of shipbuilding yards engaging in simultaneous activities and the movement from one sector to the other in response to market pressures and opportunities.