Maritime profile: Korea, Republic of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
50.792 Millions
1 392 963 Millions current US$
901 618 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
25 265 934 GT
9 643 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
16 987 Thousands DWT
78 834 Thousands DWT
24 814 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
0.68 %1.82 %3.10 %2.52 %0.76 %0.94 %4.40 %3.67 %38.13 %0.03 %0.68 %1.82 %3.10 %2.52 %0.76 %0.94 %4.40 %3.67 %38.13 %0.03 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-5.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
284 419
466 384
526 756
495 426
Merchandise imports
261 238
425 212
436 499
406 192
Merchandise trade balance
23 181
41 172
90 257
89 234
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %90 %90 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
124 43366 74832 77932 63024 354124 43366 74832 77932 63024 354
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-22.9 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
47.5
47.1
35.1
28.5
Travel
11.4
12.4
15.6
18.5
Other services
37.2
37.7
46.4
49.9
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
24 082
39 216
34 295
26 437
Transport services imports
20 854
30 487
29 662
27 065
Transport services trade balance
3 228
8 729
4 633
-628
NATIONAL FLEET
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-4.4 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
12 017.0
20 818.6
17 766.4
16 986.6
Oil tankers
1 325.0
2 433.0
582.9
889.9
Bulk carriers
7 455.0
14 505.2
12 083.8
10 735.2
General cargo
1 324.0
1 739.7
1 547.1
1 512.0
Container ships
1 213.0
855.8
1 287.1
1 323.0
Other types of ships
700.0
1 284.8
2 265.6
2 526.6
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
1101863951231951075843981391911048894021421879998841714619597981421158196
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)
0.8520.7790.7730.7440.7430.7390.7360.7350.7320.7030.8520.7790.7730.7440.7430.7390.7360.7350.7320.703
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
112.6112.6113.2113.2108.1108.1100.4100.4101.7101.792.092.082.682.686.786.776.476.477.277.271.971.973.073.068.768.7112.6113.2108.1100.4101.792.082.686.776.477.271.973.068.7
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
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: 20 December 2017