The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

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The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. Space Economy at a Glance offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes, and identifies new dynamics in the space sector.



International trade in selected space products

International trade in space products, i.e. satellites and rockets, is relatively limited. It remains highly regulated and subject to government control, with a rather small volume of production and a high degree of custom-made parts and materials. All these factors constrain trade; however, official trade statistics do reveal some notable trends.



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