Maritime profile: Jamaica

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
2.881 Millions
14 057 Millions current US$
5 969 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
133 Thousands DWT
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1 638 113 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
0.04 %0.02 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.03 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported0.24 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.04 %0.02 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.03 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported0.24 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-4.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
1 532
1 328
1 263
1 202
Merchandise imports
4 739
5 225
4 993
4 767
Merchandise trade balance
-3 208
-3 898
-3 730
-3 565
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %12 %12 %15 %15 %47 %47 %26 %26 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
49814512471504981451247150
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-7.3 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
19.4
11.2
6.1
(e) 5.3
Travel
66.3
76.0
78.5
(e) 78.9
Other services
14.3
12.8
15.5
(e) 15.8
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
451
295
186
(e) 172
Transport services imports
718
725
759
(e) 747
Transport services trade balance
-267
-430
-573
(e) -575
NATIONAL FLEET
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-25.3 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
186.0
353.3
178.5
133.3
Oil tankers
3.0
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Bulk carriers
172.0
262.8
66.4
37.3
General cargo
11.0
55.1
38.2
42.5
Container ships
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34.9
66.7
45.0
Other types of ships
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0.6
7.1
8.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
185101178821685299449934
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)
0.5450.5030.4660.4630.4630.4570.4560.4530.4520.4510.5450.5030.4660.4630.4630.4570.4560.4530.4520.451
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
26.626.621.721.724.624.625.325.321.621.628.228.233.133.119.619.618.218.225.525.523.023.022.022.021.321.326.621.724.625.321.628.233.119.618.225.523.022.021.3
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: 18 April 2018