Maritime profile: Korea, Republic of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
51.172 Millions
1 619 928 Millions current US$
1 140 062 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
128 m/km²
14 633 292 GT
2 649 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
14 427 Thousands DWT
77 277 Thousands DWT
28 945 400 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.67 %1.90 %3.11 %2.70 %0.76 %0.75 %4.05 %3.65 %25.21 %0.01 %0.67 %1.90 %3.11 %2.70 %0.76 %0.75 %4.05 %3.65 %25.21 %0.01 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
284 419
466 384
526 757
604 860
Merchandise imports
261 238
425 212
436 499
535 202
Merchandise trade balance
23 181
41 172
90 258
69 657
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %88 %88 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
162 12573 04448 62245 97930 527162 12573 04448 62245 97930 527
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+11.8 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
47.5
47.1
35.1
(e) 28.5
Travel
11.4
12.4
15.6
(e) 15.9
Other services
37.2
37.7
46.4
(e) 52.7
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
24 082
39 216
34 295
(e) 27 515
Transport services imports
20 854
30 487
29 662
(e) 31 767
Transport services trade balance
3 228
8 729
4 633
(e) -4 253
NATIONAL FLEET
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-4.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
12 017.0
20 818.6
17 766.4
14 426.6
Oil tankers
1 325.0
2 433.0
582.9
888.0
Bulk carriers
7 455.0
14 505.2
12 083.8
7 891.4
General cargo
1 324.0
1 739.7
1 547.1
1 391.3
Container ships
1 213.0
855.8
1 287.1
1 367.0
Other types of ships
700.0
1 284.8
2 265.6
2 888.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
11418637995196112487382100199110385388123193107584398139191104889402142187
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)
0.8440.7370.7100.6760.6720.6660.6650.6630.6520.6510.8440.7370.7100.6760.6720.6660.6650.6630.6520.651
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
102.3102.398.598.599.899.898.398.394.194.190.490.490.390.388.888.874.574.575.275.272.672.669.969.968.568.5102.398.599.898.394.190.490.388.874.575.272.669.968.5
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