Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation
The country’s main economic activities are nickel mining and metallurgy (with two metallurgical plants of a worldwide scale which are under construction and one in operation), services, tourism, fisheries and aquaculture of shrimp, as well as a local industry, including in the area of agri-foodstuff. Key opportunities for innovation Opportunities identified into the strategic plan “Nouvelle Calédonie 2025”
- Investing in human resources and vocational training
- Improving the main sectors: mines, tourism, digital economy, agriculture, natural resources
- Strengthening links between higher education, research and innovation, thanks to CRESICA (Consortium de Coopération pour la Recherche, l’Enseignement Supérieur et l’Innovation en Nouvelle-CAlédonie)
- Preserving the environment and developing a sea policy.
Member state: France
Surface (km2): 18 576
EEZ (km2): 1 422 543
Population (2013): 260 000
Language: French, Kanak
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 27 554
Main economic sectors: Nickel, Construction
Government website: www.gouv.nc
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