Maritime profile: Belgium

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
11.429 Millions
493 711 Millions current US$
832 627 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 3 m/km²
..
12 291 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
8 030 Thousands DWT
23 081 Thousands DWT
11 857 009 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2017
0.15 %0.61 %2.42 %2.25 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.43 %1.25 %1.58 %Not available or not separately reported0.05 %0.15 %0.61 %2.42 %2.25 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.43 %1.25 %1.58 %Not available or not separately reported0.05 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
334 400
407 692
396 909
429 528
Merchandise imports
318 700
391 177
375 149
403 099
Merchandise trade balance
15 700
16 515
21 760
26 429
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %73 %73 %9 %9 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
71 40364 00751 62936 21721 09771 40364 00751 62936 21721 097
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+8.2 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2017
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
-
27.1
21.5
(e) 21.7
Travel
-
11.6
10.6
(e) 10.3
Other services
-
55.6
63.4
(e) 64.6
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport services exports
-
26 674
24 201
(e) 25 838
Transport services imports
-
21 293
21 181
(e) 23 875
Transport services trade balance
-
5 381
3 020
(e) 1 963
NATIONAL FLEET
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-3.4 %
Fleet growth rate in 2017
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Total fleet
6 815.0
6 575.1
8 658.0
8 030.1
Oil tankers
3 601.0
2 168.7
4 381.7
4 231.7
Bulk carriers
2 242.0
2 730.8
2 745.4
2 268.9
General cargo
3.0
150.3
101.8
59.1
Container ships
311.0
131.0
..
..
Other types of ships
658.0
1 394.2
1 429.1
1 470.4
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
134151520132171520133181720138172015155232210
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)
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
83.183.186.186.187.087.080.880.882.282.278.978.988.588.584.084.082.882.878.078.073.973.976.276.274.274.273.273.283.186.187.080.882.278.988.584.082.878.073.976.274.273.2
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 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
***
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: 14 August 2018