Maritime profile: Liberia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
4.732 Millions
2 764 Millions current US$
1 500 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 9 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
217 105 Thousands DWT
218 Thousands DWT
90 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2017
0.06 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.05 %11.66 %0.01 %0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.06 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.05 %11.66 %0.01 %0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+39.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
131
222
283
389
Merchandise imports
310
710
1 687
1 111
Merchandise trade balance
-179
-488
-1 404
-722
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
17 %17 %49 %49 %7 %7 %8 %8 %14 %14 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
1576332181315763321813
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-
Transport services exports growth rate in 2017
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
5.2
14.0
0.1
-
Travel
31.5
7.8
19.2
-
Other services
63.3
78.1
80.8
-
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport services exports
11
22
0
-
Transport services imports
80
126
109
-
Transport services trade balance
-69
-104
-109
-
NATIONAL FLEET
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+5.9 %
Fleet growth rate in 2017
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Total fleet
83 592.0
142 121.0
201 566.6
217 105.0
Oil tankers
44 361.0
63 211.8
69 017.5
76 418.3
Bulk carriers
19 026.0
35 213.8
73 345.4
81 126.3
General cargo
2 976.0
3 777.6
1 877.9
1 609.1
Container ships
13 476.0
33 906.7
44 796.5
45 190.4
Other types of ships
3 753.0
6 011.0
12 529.4
12 760.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
533865118989728513914122931673506912132892685511960133844705482997138817698
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2017
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.2920.2850.2650.2580.2490.2460.2440.2430.2270.2240.2920.2850.2650.2580.2490.2460.2440.2430.2270.224
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
7.87.87.77.78.58.56.06.05.95.98.18.16.26.26.06.05.55.54.34.34.54.54.64.66.06.05.35.37.87.78.56.05.98.16.26.05.54.34.54.66.05.3
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
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: 19 November 2018