Maritime profile: Bulgaria

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
7.131 Millions
49 868 Millions current US$
54 803 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
1 520 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
109 Thousands DWT
1 278 Thousands DWT
195 800 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
0.10 %0.07 %0.16 %0.18 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.07 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported0.10 %0.07 %0.16 %0.18 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.07 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+2.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
11 739
20 630
25 371
25 965
Merchandise imports
18 163
25 513
29 206
28 838
Merchandise trade balance
-6 424
-4 883
-3 835
-2 873
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %59 %59 %10 %10 %12 %12 %17 %17 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
3 5562 4012 2902 0901 8263 5562 4012 2902 0901 826
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+7.8 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
-
19.7
21.8
(e) 21.8
Travel
-
51.4
40.1
(e) 43.2
Other services
-
19.4
33.1
(e) 30.6
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
-
1 308
1 711
(e) 1 844
Transport services imports
-
932
1 236
(e) 1 210
Transport services trade balance
-
376
475
(e) 635
NATIONAL FLEET
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-24.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
1 151.0
696.8
145.5
109.4
Oil tankers
30.0
25.8
7.0
7.0
Bulk carriers
914.0
463.7
69.7
33.6
General cargo
112.0
116.8
46.3
46.3
Container ships
78.0
64.2
..
..
Other types of ships
17.0
26.2
22.5
22.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
541728531758521938492016949222199
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)
0.2780.2740.2660.2650.2620.2610.2500.2220.2200.2200.2780.2740.2660.2650.2620.2610.2500.2220.2200.220
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
7.07.05.05.05.05.05.95.96.46.45.45.45.55.55.85.85.15.14.84.84.54.55.65.66.26.27.05.05.05.96.45.45.55.85.14.84.55.66.2
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
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