Maritime profile: Liberia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
4.614 Millions
2 286 Millions current US$
1 481 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
207 545 Thousands DWT
124 Thousands DWT
91 975 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
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 %11.50 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %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 %11.50 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-36.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
131
222
265
170
Merchandise imports
310
710
1 687
1 311
Merchandise trade balance
-179
-488
-1 422
-1 141
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
24 %24 %31 %31 %9 %9 %9 %9 %14 %14 %13 %13 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
33211716123321171612
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
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
2016
Transport services exports
11
22
0
-
Transport services imports
80
126
109
-
Transport services trade balance
-69
-104
-109
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NATIONAL FLEET
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+3.0 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
83 592.0
142 121.0
201 566.6
207 545.0
Oil tankers
44 361.0
63 211.8
69 017.5
70 203.7
Bulk carriers
19 026.0
35 213.8
73 345.4
76 008.9
General cargo
2 976.0
3 777.6
1 877.9
1 762.2
Container ships
13 476.0
33 906.7
44 796.5
47 075.3
Other types of ships
3 753.0
6 011.0
12 529.4
12 494.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
520936125929694506912132892685511960133844705482997138817698495977132731677
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)
0.3070.2930.2770.2730.2690.2580.2550.2510.2400.2390.3070.2930.2770.2730.2690.2580.2550.2510.2400.239
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
9.29.28.58.56.06.05.95.98.18.16.26.26.06.05.55.54.34.34.54.54.64.66.06.05.35.39.28.56.05.98.16.26.05.54.34.54.66.05.3
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
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.
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: 20 December 2017