Maritime profile: Japan

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
127.749 Millions
4 936 212 Millions current US$
1 252 502 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
13 348 773 GT
5 010 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
32 274 Thousands DWT
228 980 Thousands DWT
20 674 500 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
1.71 %6.53 %4.02 %3.75 %1.78 %1.79 %12.78 %3.06 %20.15 %0.02 %1.71 %6.53 %4.02 %3.75 %1.78 %1.79 %12.78 %3.06 %20.15 %0.02 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+3.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
594 941
769 774
624 787
644 900
Merchandise imports
515 866
694 059
647 982
607 602
Merchandise trade balance
79 074
75 715
-23 195
37 297
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %93 %93 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
130 586113 83046 23539 29733 624130 586113 83046 23539 29733 624
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-10.6 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
35.1
31.4
21.8
18.2
Travel
12.2
9.8
15.3
17.7
Other services
52.4
58.3
62.3
63.3
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
35 789
42 234
35 398
31 651
Transport services imports
40 345
46 447
41 039
37 976
Transport services trade balance
-4 556
-4 213
-5 641
-6 325
NATIONAL FLEET
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+5.2 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
16 013.0
17 707.2
30 670.1
32 274.0
Oil tankers
5 504.0
5 028.5
6 681.6
7 401.6
Bulk carriers
6 757.0
6 607.9
17 609.9
17 966.2
General cargo
2 133.0
2 491.2
2 655.0
2 732.3
Container ships
474.0
123.9
124.3
426.1
Other types of ships
1 145.0
3 455.7
3 599.3
3 747.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
2428171955147709241214193114270124191519461306672463219778167024525194972650
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)
0.7340.6800.6790.6480.6320.6290.6160.6150.6100.6070.7340.6800.6790.6480.6320.6290.6160.6150.6100.607
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
73.973.968.868.862.162.165.765.763.163.167.867.867.467.466.366.366.666.662.762.764.564.566.766.769.269.273.968.862.165.763.167.867.466.366.662.764.566.769.2
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.
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