Maritime profile: United States

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
325.952 Millions
18 661 687 Millions current US$
3 705 958 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
344 557 GT
32 235 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
11 435 Thousands DWT
60 282 Thousands DWT
46 233 010 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
4.37 %24.44 %9.10 %13.94 %8.25 %0.63 %3.36 %6.83 %0.52 %0.11 %4.37 %24.44 %9.10 %13.94 %8.25 %0.63 %3.36 %6.83 %0.52 %0.11 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-3.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
901 082
1 278 495
1 502 572
1 454 607
Merchandise imports
1 732 706
1 969 184
2 315 301
2 251 351
Merchandise trade balance
-831 624
-690 689
-812 729
-796 745
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %74 %74 %7 %7 %11 %11 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
265 928230 959115 77563 26255 387265 928230 959115 77563 26255 387
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-3.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
14.1
12.7
11.6
(e) 11.2
Travel
27.2
24.3
27.2
(e) 27.5
Other services
56.6
60.4
57.9
(e) 57.7
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
52 622
71 656
87 221
(e) 84 634
Transport services imports
75 643
74 628
97 050
(e) 97 176
Transport services trade balance
-23 021
-2 972
-9 829
(e) -12 542
NATIONAL FLEET
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+1.4 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
11 658.4
12 791.8
11 279.8
11 435.3
Oil tankers
4 245.0
3 973.7
3 167.3
3 430.3
Bulk carriers
2 249.8
2 232.6
306.7
306.7
General cargo
717.3
966.0
2 047.9
2 065.3
Container ships
3 318.5
3 781.9
3 178.5
2 945.8
Other types of ships
1 127.8
1 837.7
2 579.4
2 687.2
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
333062110757328766109753320771128754318967154970316671156970
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)
0.7440.7420.7420.7360.7340.7100.7010.7000.6900.6870.7440.7420.7420.7360.7340.7100.7010.7000.6900.687
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
93.693.696.796.795.195.192.892.891.791.781.681.683.883.882.482.482.582.583.783.785.885.887.687.683.383.393.696.795.192.891.781.683.882.482.583.785.887.683.3
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: 20 December 2017