Maritime profile: Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
24.898 Millions
1 439 853 Millions current US$
492 483 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
9 m/km²
329 GT
1 433 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
2 201 Thousands DWT
4 190 Thousands DWT
8 747 113 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.33 %1.69 %1.32 %1.19 %4.07 %0.11 %0.22 %1.10 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.33 %1.69 %1.32 %1.19 %4.07 %0.11 %0.22 %1.10 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+11.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
106 097
212 634
187 684
257 098
Merchandise imports
125 281
201 639
208 501
235 386
Merchandise trade balance
-19 184
10 995
-20 817
21 712
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
10 %10 %14 %14 %28 %28 %33 %33 %14 %14 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
87 72641 35617 74612 3699 55387 72641 35617 74612 3699 553
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-1.9 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
17.5
11.4
9.3
(e) 8.2
Travel
57.2
62.8
62.6
(e) 65.5
Other services
25.1
25.7
28.0
(e) 26.2
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
5 631
5 899
5 076
(e) 5 705
Transport services imports
10 727
13 479
13 361
(e) 13 875
Transport services trade balance
-5 096
-7 580
-8 286
(e) -8 170
NATIONAL FLEET
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+17.4 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
2 376.0
2 171.1
1 902.7
2 201.4
Oil tankers
596.0
393.9
22.0
16.2
Bulk carriers
866.0
579.2
157.2
108.0
General cargo
131.0
133.0
89.6
97.5
Container ships
10.0
..
..
..
Other types of ships
773.0
1 065.0
1 633.9
1 979.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
468844745783474488259445795104318355
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2018
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.4880.4800.4720.4600.4580.4560.4560.4510.4490.4460.4880.4800.4720.4600.4580.4560.4560.4510.4490.446
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
34.134.133.033.033.533.532.532.534.234.231.031.031.131.132.932.930.830.831.231.230.830.829.129.127.927.934.133.033.532.534.231.031.132.930.831.230.829.127.9
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research.
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
6
TEU: Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit. Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities.
7
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
8
Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdts.co.uk).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 04 November 2019