Maritime profile: Tunisia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
11.819 Millions
39 218 Millions current US$
32 132 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(o) 155 360 Km²
-8.60 %
(e) 4 643 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
12.4 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
318 Thousands DWT
70 ships
301 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
420 098 TEU
(l) 1 069
3 266
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.15 %0.12 %0.05 %0.08 %0.10 %0.02 %0.03 %0.01 %0.03 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.05 %0.06 %0.05 %0.08 %0.06 %0.26 %0.11 %0.23 %Not available or not separately reported0.15 %0.12 %0.05 %0.08 %0.10 %0.02 %0.03 %0.01 %0.03 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.05 %0.06 %0.05 %0.08 %0.06 %0.26 %0.11 %0.23 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-7.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
10 494
16 427
14 073
13 799
Merchandise imports
13 177
22 215
20 221
18 333
Merchandise trade balance
-2 683
-5 789
-6 148
-4 534
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %81 %81 %4 %4 %13 %13 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
4 0082 1001 6917696584 0082 1001 691769658
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-42.6 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
29.3
27.3
26.9
(e) 28.6
Travel
55.3
47.0
41.9
(e) 36.9
Other services
15.4
25.7
31.2
(e) 34.5
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
1 136
1 539
887
(e) 651
Transport services imports
1 107
1 595
1 375
(e) 1 292
Transport services trade balance
29
-56
-488
(e) -641
NATIONAL FLEET
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+0.1 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
133.0
96.9
342.7
317.7
Oil tankers
79.0
24.1
0.0
130.3
Bulk carriers
26.0
26.4
0.0
0.0
General cargo
3.0
21.1
49.4
39.9
Container ships
..
..
0.0
0.0
Other types of ships
25.0
25.4
293.3
147.5
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
60090159090158010015709014801200
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in Q1 2020¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.2260.2230.2220.2220.2200.2180.2140.2140.1710.1710.2260.2230.2220.2220.2200.2180.2140.2140.1710.171
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
6.16.36.66.67.26.87.27.17.57.97.77.57.77.97.97.67.67.57.59.68.28.18.27.87.611.210.610.610.810.110.912.110.39.48.09.49.810.110.210.010.310.49.79.79.59.710.19.79.18.68.79.39.38.69.59.49.49.08.89.2
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2020
 
Number of arrivals
Median time
in port (days)
Avg age
of vessels
Avg size (GT)
of vessels
Avg cargo
carrying
capacity (DWT)
per vessel
Avg container
carrying
capacity (TEU)
per container ship
Maximum size (GT) of vessels
All ships
3 266
2.34
19
15 561
13 852
917
72 900
Liquid bulk carriers
313
1.64
13
20 398
33 350
..
65 830
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
120
1.80
13
7 782
8 817
..
22 978
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
290
7.16
16
17 501
27 932
..
35 832
Dry breakbulk carriers
1 070
2.21
22
4 875
6 852
..
39 225
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
714
..
18
22 543
10 922
..
72 900
Container ships
373
2.94
17
9 786
..
917
27 733
Passenger ships
386
..
19
34 887
..
..
52 645
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
1.31.31.32.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.01.21.21.21.21.22.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.02.01.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.23.23.22.92.93.83.74.14.14.04.34.03.53.53.64.02.03.33.33.14.73.43.43.43.13.13.23.43.43.43.43.42.93.33.33.33.43.41.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.21.22.02.02.04.04.03.43.43.93.84.44.14.45.04.25.04.95.24.94.84.94.95.04.54.24.64.53.93.33.63.23.43.42.93.13.22.72.22.22.22.32.33.43.43.43.53.73.73.32.42.93.13.74.04.14.03.84.24.64.44.44.54.54.14.13.33.77.77.06.97.87.08.49.56.34.24.16.25.96.57.67.37.67.87.87.27.57.57.78.18.17.58.19.08.98.39.49.29.49.08.89.24.44.44.24.24.64.66.05.95.95.95.24.54.84.84.84.53.83.93.94.62.82.84.64.74.74.74.64.64.75.95.84.25.06.34.34.04.34.34.14.14.14.23.44.13.13.14.23.73.13.13.13.03.03.02.92.62.92.62.63.4
Source: Detailed data sources are available in the documentation of the corresponding tables in the Data Center (http://stats.unctad.org/data_center). A link to these tables is provided in each section of the profile.
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Sum of exports and imports. Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
6
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
7
UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities.
8
Refers to year 2021. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015 and BIMCO-ICS Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 edition.
9
UNCTAD Secretariat, based on data provided by MarineTraffic (http://marinetraffic.com). Ships of 1000 GT and above.
10
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
11
UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdst.co.uk).
e
Estimated.
l
Estimated by BIMCO/ICS based on estimates of seafarer demand.
o
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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
LNG:
Liquefied natural gas
LPG:
Liquefied petroleum gas
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 13 June 2022