Maritime profile: Bahamas

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
0.386 Millions
12 437 Millions current US$
3 966 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
1 123 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
76 660 Thousands DWT
981 Thousands DWT
939 065 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
 Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.02 %0.69 %3.98 %0.05 %0.12 %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 %3.98 %0.05 %0.12 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+14.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
549
702
521
655
Merchandise imports
2 312
2 591
2 954
3 311
Merchandise trade balance
-1 763
-1 888
-2 434
-2 656
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %60 %60 %30 %30 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
226158413122226158413122
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-3.9 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
2.2
4.7
3.7
(e) 2.3
Travel
82.5
86.1
87.6
(e) 91.7
Other services
15.3
9.2
8.6
(e) 6.0
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
56
118
108
(e) 77
Transport services imports
366
342
367
(e) 532
Transport services trade balance
-311
-224
-258
(e) -456
NATIONAL FLEET
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-4.1 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
48 037.0
64 109.1
74 013.0
76 659.6
Oil tankers
23 928.0
33 484.1
33 193.4
32 983.9
Bulk carriers
11 125.0
12 875.4
18 194.6
19 727.4
General cargo
6 527.0
6 508.1
559.7
355.2
Container ships
2 226.0
1 570.1
1 447.0
1 209.7
Other types of ships
4 231.0
9 671.4
20 618.3
22 383.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
67449963282716645397333286652521063332906485111131526563858125311257
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)
0.4660.4470.4400.4360.4300.4290.4270.4260.4250.4220.4660.4470.4400.4360.4300.4290.4270.4260.4250.422
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
28.128.127.927.926.526.525.425.425.625.625.525.525.025.025.525.524.124.118.018.019.419.419.419.418.118.128.127.926.525.425.625.525.025.524.118.019.419.418.1
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