Maritime profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
9.270 Millions
348 744 Millions current US$
(e) 570 000 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
4 015 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
942 Thousands DWT
15 491 Thousands DWT
20 223 612 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
0.12 %0.46 %1.87 %1.67 %0.18 %0.05 %0.86 %2.99 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported0.12 %0.46 %1.87 %1.67 %0.18 %0.05 %0.86 %2.99 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-0.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
(e) 300 500
(e) 299 000
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
(e) 263 000
(e) 271 000
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
(e) 37 500
(e) 28 000
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
21 %21 %36 %36 %32 %32 %6 %6 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
24 92821 80421 68321 64013 16924 92821 80421 68321 64013 169
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+8.8 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
22.1
20.9
39.7
40.2
Travel
67.3
73.1
29.7
30.7
Other services
10.6
6.0
30.6
29.1
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
1 059
2 451
23 417
25 487
Transport services imports
11 012
25 780
13 751
14 132
Transport services trade balance
-9 953
-23 329
9 666
11 355
NATIONAL FLEET
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-1.7 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
986.0
1 412.3
958.2
941.5
Oil tankers
485.0
650.2
363.5
248.8
Bulk carriers
16.0
119.8
..
..
General cargo
100.0
82.3
93.8
113.3
Container ships
227.0
377.8
171.1
221.1
Other types of ships
158.0
182.2
329.8
358.3
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
470389264622812945228127428477334421773336
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)
0.6830.6800.6740.6650.6600.6590.6570.6530.6510.6400.6830.6800.6740.6650.6600.6590.6570.6530.6510.640
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
73.173.170.470.466.566.567.067.061.161.162.562.563.463.460.560.548.848.848.248.246.746.739.239.238.138.173.170.466.567.061.162.563.460.548.848.246.739.238.1
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
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: 18 April 2018