Maritime profile: Bahamas

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
0.391 Millions
8 823 Millions current US$
3 038 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
79 694 Thousands DWT
1 173 Thousands DWT
1 400 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
 Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.02 %0.69 %4.41 %0.07 %0.21 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.02 %0.69 %4.41 %0.07 %0.21 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-15.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
549
702
527
444
Merchandise imports
2 312
2 591
2 954
2 594
Merchandise trade balance
-1 763
-1 888
-2 427
-2 150
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
6 %6 %65 %65 %29 %29 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
1178346382311783463823
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-17.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
2.2
4.7
4.0
(e) 3.2
Travel
82.5
86.1
86.9
(e) 87.9
Other services
15.3
9.2
9.1
(e) 9.0
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
56
118
108
(e) 90
Transport services imports
366
342
362
(e) 355
Transport services trade balance
-311
-224
-254
(e) -265
NATIONAL FLEET
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+7.7 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
48 037.0
64 109.1
74 013.0
79 694.0
Oil tankers
23 928.0
33 484.1
33 193.4
36 600.1
Bulk carriers
11 125.0
12 875.4
18 194.6
19 589.7
General cargo
6 527.0
6 508.1
559.7
520.7
Container ships
2 226.0
1 570.1
1 447.0
1 474.7
Other types of ships
4 231.0
9 671.4
20 618.3
21 508.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
6595210633329064851111315265638581253112576485815331925863860152328253
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2016
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.4850.4640.4550.4400.4400.4360.4350.4340.4340.4330.4850.4640.4550.4400.4400.4360.4350.4340.4340.433
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
27.727.727.727.726.726.726.426.427.127.125.225.225.725.719.319.316.416.416.516.516.216.215.715.717.517.527.727.726.726.427.125.225.719.316.416.516.215.717.5
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
2014 data. 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: 20 December 2017