Shipbuilding policy and market developments in selected economies
This report presents shipbuilding market developments of nine of the largest shipbuilding
economies which are not members of the OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding
(WP6). Over the last 20 years, the share of these economies in global ship deliveries
has been increasingly driven by the rapid growth of Chinese ship completions and reached
43.7% of global completions in 2020. The report also provides an overview of support
measures taken by selected WP6 non-members. Using public sources, over the period
March 2020 to March 2021, these economies appeared to employ a total of 21 support
measures, with the most frequently used measure being protection of the domestic market.
Of these economies, the People’s Republic of China used the largest number of support
measures, followed by the United States.