Maritime profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
9.631 Millions
424 667 Millions current US$
578 434 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
40 m/km²
2 850 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
765 Thousands DWT
17 432 Thousands DWT
19 054 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.13 %0.50 %1.63 %1.32 %0.18 %0.04 %0.91 %2.40 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported0.13 %0.50 %1.63 %1.32 %0.18 %0.04 %0.91 %2.40 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+1.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
300 477
316 896
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
263 417
261 538
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
37 059
55 357
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
13 %13 %40 %40 %37 %37 %6 %6 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
33 75133 70123 97320 46317 02933 75133 70123 97320 46317 029
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+1.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
22.1
20.9
38.5
39.4
Travel
67.3
73.1
28.8
29.8
Other services
10.6
6.0
32.7
30.8
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
1 059
2 451
23 417
28 319
Transport services imports
11 012
25 780
13 751
14 949
Transport services trade balance
-9 953
-23 329
9 666
13 370
NATIONAL FLEET
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-3.7 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
986.0
1 412.3
958.2
764.8
Oil tankers
485.0
650.2
363.5
212.7
Bulk carriers
16.0
119.8
..
..
General cargo
100.0
82.3
93.8
135.7
Container ships
227.0
377.8
171.1
27.9
Other types of ships
158.0
182.2
329.8
388.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
48921032250529925474589254622812945228127
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)
0.6690.6680.6420.6300.6230.6230.6190.6090.6080.5980.6690.6680.6420.6300.6230.6230.6190.6090.6080.598
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
72.972.967.967.965.265.260.960.961.061.062.762.761.561.562.662.662.762.757.957.953.453.452.352.348.948.972.967.965.260.961.062.761.562.662.757.953.452.348.9
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).
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: 04 November 2019