Maritime profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2015
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
9.157 Millions
428 173 Millions current US$
(e) 508 326 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 34 m/km²
9 205 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
973 Thousands DWT
14 816 Thousands DWT
(e) 20 900 567 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2015
0.1245934793227660.5727836814894091.876771.190390.1756284482605690.05573525412579650.8551989971769183.053721717692490.01365463290272260.10.61.91.20.20.10.93.10.0
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-13.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2015
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
359 000
(e) 310 636
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
262 000
(e) 197 690
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
97 000
(e) 112 946
Export structure by product group in 2015
(as % of total exports)
12 %12 %39 %39 %39 %39 %5 %5 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2015
(exports, millions of US$)
35 66434 21029 53925 29921 03135 66434 21029 53925 29921 031
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+14.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2015
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport
22.1
20.9
37.8
37.9
Travel
67.3
73.1
58.6
58.9
Other services
10.6
6.0
3.5
3.2
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport services exports
1 059
2 451
9 013
10 320
Transport services imports
11 012
25 780
42 405
43 435
Transport services trade balance
-9 953
-23 329
-33 392
-33 115
NATIONAL FLEET
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+0.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2015
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Total fleet
986.0
1 412.3
965.8
973.1
Oil tankers
485.0
650.2
347.9
355.4
Bulk carriers
16.0
119.8
..
..
General cargo
100.0
82.3
101.5
94.0
Container ships
227.0
377.8
171.1
171.1
Other types of ships
158.0
182.2
345.2
352.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2015
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.7070.7070.6940.6890.6840.6810.6790.6760.6720.668
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
70.470.466.566.567.067.061.161.162.562.563.463.460.560.548.848.848.248.246.746.739.239.238.138.170.466.567.061.162.563.460.548.848.246.739.238.1
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 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: 09 December 2016