Maritime profile: Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
24.451 Millions
1 422 978 Millions current US$
459 654 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 9 m/km²
11 032 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
1 876 Thousands DWT
2 791 Thousands DWT
7 693 643 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2017
0.32 %1.77 %1.30 %1.27 %4.07 %0.10 %0.15 %1.02 %0.02 %Not available or not separately reported0.32 %1.77 %1.30 %1.27 %4.07 %0.10 %0.15 %1.02 %0.02 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+20.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
106 097
212 634
187 742
231 072
Merchandise imports
125 281
201 639
208 564
228 582
Merchandise trade balance
-19 184
10 995
-20 822
2 489
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
9 %9 %12 %12 %31 %31 %33 %33 %15 %15 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
68 09624 00813 14610 7579 11068 09624 00813 14610 7579 110
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+8.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2017
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
17.5
11.4
9.3
9.0
Travel
57.2
62.8
62.6
64.3
Other services
25.1
25.7
28.0
26.7
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport services exports
5 631
5 899
5 076
5 816
Transport services imports
10 727
13 479
13 361
12 624
Transport services trade balance
-5 096
-7 580
-8 286
-6 807
NATIONAL FLEET
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-1.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2017
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Total fleet
2 376.0
2 171.1
1 902.7
1 875.7
Oil tankers
596.0
393.9
22.0
12.1
Bulk carriers
866.0
579.2
157.2
120.6
General cargo
131.0
133.0
89.6
101.9
Container ships
10.0
..
..
..
Other types of ships
773.0
1 065.0
1 633.9
1 641.1
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
457834744882594457951043183554227569
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2017
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.4850.4710.4620.4570.4500.4450.4450.4410.4370.4370.4850.4710.4620.4570.4500.4450.4450.4410.4370.437
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
29.729.729.329.332.032.031.331.329.929.928.828.828.328.328.128.128.828.838.238.226.826.827.027.028.028.026.626.629.729.332.031.329.928.828.328.128.838.226.827.028.026.6
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: 19 November 2018