Maritime profile: Saudi Arabia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
33.703 Millions
776 961 Millions current US$
431 438 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
4 m/km²
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
13 523 Thousands DWT
17 138 Thousands DWT
8 670 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.44 %0.91 %1.51 %0.69 %0.46 %0.70 %0.90 %1.09 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.44 %0.91 %1.51 %0.69 %0.46 %0.70 %0.90 %1.09 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+32.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
180 711
251 143
203 550
294 373
Merchandise imports
59 459
106 863
174 676
137 065
Merchandise trade balance
121 252
144 280
28 875
157 309
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %27 %27 %69 %69 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
44 36233 91426 84326 62425 33544 36233 91426 84326 62425 335
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+5.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
16.0
19.1
19.7
25.1
Travel
40.5
62.8
70.0
66.6
Other services
43.5
18.2
10.3
8.2
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
1 819
2 036
2 853
4 537
Transport services imports
4 788
12 724
20 097
16 223
Transport services trade balance
-2 969
-10 687
-17 244
-11 686
NATIONAL FLEET
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+239.3 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
2 582.0
2 319.3
4 231.3
13 522.9
Oil tankers
2 050.0
1 510.9
1 521.0
11 244.3
Bulk carriers
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409.3
409.3
General cargo
311.0
295.2
195.2
190.3
Container ships
156.0
220.9
539.7
5.2
Other types of ships
65.0
292.2
1 566.1
1 673.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
290119565290119531286102053429211205372651018136
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)
0.6120.6090.6000.5970.5950.5950.5870.5850.5700.5700.6120.6090.6000.5970.5950.5950.5870.5850.5700.570
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
58.258.254.254.252.952.955.555.552.352.352.152.152.252.248.448.445.345.345.245.245.445.444.844.841.141.158.254.252.955.552.352.152.248.445.345.245.444.841.1
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).
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