Maritime profile: Japan

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
127.202 Millions
4 983 568 Millions current US$
1 486 631 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
80 m/km²
14 440 056 GT
4 391 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
37 536 Thousands DWT
223 615 Thousands DWT
22 433 824 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
1.67 %5.84 %3.79 %3.78 %1.78 %1.95 %11.71 %2.83 %24.88 %0.02 %1.67 %5.84 %3.79 %3.78 %1.78 %1.95 %11.71 %2.83 %24.88 %0.02 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
594 941
769 774
624 921
738 143
Merchandise imports
515 866
694 059
648 117
748 488
Merchandise trade balance
79 074
75 715
-23 196
-10 344
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %93 %93 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
144 053140 66452 48242 39434 723144 053140 66452 48242 39434 723
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-15.2 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
35.1
31.4
21.8
(e) 15.1
Travel
12.2
9.8
15.4
(e) 21.4
Other services
52.4
58.3
62.3
(e) 62.6
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
35 789
42 234
35 393
(e) 28 929
Transport services imports
40 345
46 447
41 036
(e) 38 397
Transport services trade balance
-4 556
-4 213
-5 643
(e) -9 467
NATIONAL FLEET
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+8.1 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
16 013.0
17 707.2
30 670.1
37 536.1
Oil tankers
5 504.0
5 028.5
6 681.6
10 141.4
Bulk carriers
6 757.0
6 607.9
17 609.9
19 627.7
General cargo
2 133.0
2 491.2
2 655.0
2 787.4
Container ships
474.0
123.9
124.3
805.2
Other types of ships
1 145.0
3 455.7
3 599.3
4 174.4
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
24672919421587032412261896149688240720190214669224121419311427012419151946130667
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)
0.6720.6370.5700.5680.5580.5430.5420.5370.5370.5320.6720.6370.5700.5680.5580.5430.5420.5370.5370.532
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
71.171.169.369.376.776.774.874.864.964.967.467.467.567.571.971.972.472.469.869.873.773.775.375.375.575.571.169.376.774.864.967.467.571.972.469.873.775.375.5
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