Maritime profile: Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2015
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
23.969 Millions
1 230 859 Millions current US$
396 396 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 9 m/km²
6 206 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
1 756 Thousands DWT
2 523 Thousands DWT
(e) 7 524 343 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2015
0.3261319000484581.659357813648551.138311.252024.069857423467660.1006014652822790.1456044820756471.099360027242340.009205937185692190.31.71.11.34.10.10.11.10.0
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-22.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2015
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Merchandise exports
106 097
212 634
241 238
187 712
Merchandise imports
125 281
201 639
236 933
208 684
Merchandise trade balance
-19 184
10 995
4 305
-20 972
Export structure by product group in 2015
(as % of total exports)
9 %9 %14 %14 %26 %26 %33 %33 %17 %17 %
Top 5 partners in 2015
(exports, millions of US$)
61 01229 82713 2999 9777 94761 01229 82713 2999 9777 947
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-15.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2015
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport
18.5
12.7
11.0
(e) 10.3
Travel
54.9
61.4
59.0
(e) 60.5
Other services
26.4
25.8
29.9
(e) 29.1
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport services exports
5 631
5 899
5 949
(e) 5 056
Transport services imports
10 727
13 479
15 105
(e) 13 167
Transport services trade balance
-5 096
-7 580
-9 156
(e) -8 111
NATIONAL FLEET
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+0.6 %
Fleet growth rate in 2015
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Total fleet
2 376.0
2 171.1
1 746.7
1 756.4
Oil tankers
596.0
393.9
11.5
22.0
Bulk carriers
866.0
579.2
157.2
157.2
General cargo
131.0
133.0
124.8
124.8
Container ships
10.0
..
..
..
Other types of ships
773.0
1 065.0
1 453.2
1 452.4
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2015
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.5440.5390.5280.5140.5110.5100.4890.4850.4800.473
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
32.032.031.331.329.929.928.828.828.328.328.128.128.828.838.238.226.826.827.027.028.028.026.626.632.031.329.928.828.328.128.838.226.827.028.026.6
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 Lloyds List Intelligence.
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: 06 June 2017