Maritime profile: Belgium

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
11.482 Millions
532 491 Millions current US$
916 799 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
3 m/km²
..
14 617 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
8 498 Thousands DWT
23 630 Thousands DWT
12 682 100 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.15 %0.62 %2.40 %2.27 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.44 %1.24 %1.60 %Not available or not separately reported0.08 %0.15 %0.62 %2.40 %2.27 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.44 %1.24 %1.60 %Not available or not separately reported0.08 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+8.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
334 400
407 692
396 841
466 724
Merchandise imports
318 700
391 177
375 530
450 075
Merchandise trade balance
15 700
16 515
21 311
16 648
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %73 %73 %9 %9 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
82 90667 37256 99537 16724 28182 90667 37256 99537 16724 281
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+3.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
-
27.1
21.3
(e) 21.7
Travel
-
11.6
10.6
(e) 10.9
Other services
-
55.6
63.0
(e) 63.1
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
-
26 674
24 211
(e) 26 836
Transport services imports
-
21 293
21 226
(e) 24 866
Transport services trade balance
-
5 381
2 984
(e) 1 969
NATIONAL FLEET
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+5.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
6 815.0
6 575.1
8 658.0
8 498.0
Oil tankers
3 601.0
2 168.7
4 381.7
4 505.8
Bulk carriers
2 242.0
2 730.8
2 745.4
2 459.2
General cargo
3.0
150.3
101.8
76.3
Container ships
311.0
131.0
..
..
Other types of ships
658.0
1 394.2
1 429.1
1 456.6
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
136181820134151520132171520133181720138172015
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)
0.8180.7820.7810.7710.7550.7120.6980.6930.6870.6720.8180.7820.7810.7710.7550.7120.6980.6930.6870.672
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
87.587.587.987.985.385.385.885.878.878.879.079.081.881.884.084.083.983.984.684.678.178.178.578.576.276.287.587.985.385.878.879.081.884.083.984.678.178.576.2
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