Maritime profile: Canada

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
36.624 Millions
1 645 941 Millions current US$
863 285 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 29 m/km²
148 GT
18 812 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
3 055 Thousands DWT
9 273 Thousands DWT
6 298 590 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2017
0.49 %2.05 %2.38 %2.46 %16.24 %0.16 %0.50 %0.84 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.08 %0.49 %2.05 %2.38 %2.46 %16.24 %0.16 %0.50 %0.84 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.08 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
360 475
387 481
409 965
421 101
Merchandise imports
322 411
402 690
429 424
442 184
Merchandise trade balance
38 064
-15 209
-19 459
-21 083
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %51 %51 %21 %21 %7 %7 %4 %4 %12 %12 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
319 06718 18713 6369 1186 052319 06718 18713 6369 1186 052
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+8.1 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2017
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
17.6
16.1
15.0
(e) 15.1
Travel
22.7
20.6
20.3
(e) 23.4
Other services
57.2
61.5
62.7
(e) 59.8
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport services exports
10 623
12 384
12 162
(e) 13 100
Transport services imports
15 129
21 559
20 614
(e) 21 760
Transport services trade balance
-4 507
-9 175
-8 452
(e) -8 660
NATIONAL FLEET
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-6.2 %
Fleet growth rate in 2017
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Total fleet
3 027.0
3 401.1
3 546.1
3 055.1
Oil tankers
702.0
1 005.9
760.9
546.1
Bulk carriers
1 680.0
1 727.1
588.5
492.1
General cargo
106.0
100.1
1 465.6
1 300.4
Container ships
2.0
16.7
14.7
14.7
Other types of ships
537.0
551.4
716.3
701.7
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
52219015155181961417518192162051419515185041991121
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)
0.5840.5550.5290.4990.4970.4960.4950.4750.4710.4690.5840.5550.5290.4990.4970.4960.4950.4750.4710.469
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
46.346.341.541.542.942.942.542.538.438.438.338.338.438.442.442.441.341.334.334.334.434.436.336.339.839.839.739.746.341.542.942.538.438.338.442.441.334.334.436.339.839.7
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
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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: 19 November 2018