The Satellite Account for the Sea (SAS) identified around 60,000 entities whose activity represented, on average, 3.1% of Gross Value Added (GVA) and 3.6% of employment (full-time equivalent - FTE) of the Portuguese economy in the period 2010-2013. The average compensation of employees in the SAS exceeded about 3% of the national average remuneration.
SAS includes characteristic activities (1.7% of the GVA and 2.0% of the employment), crosscutting activities (0.6% of the GVA 0.7% of the employment) and the activities favoured by the proximity of the sea (0.8% of the GVA and 0.9% of the employment).
In the period 2010-2013 the national economy recorded a significant cumulative reduction with GVA declining by 5.4% and employment by 10.0%. The economic activities considered within SAS presented more favourable performances as the GVA generated by the “sea” increased 2.1%, while the employment decreased 3.4%.