Maritime profile: United Kingdom

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
66.431 Millions
2 619 862 Millions current US$
1 085 092 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 81 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
40 835 Thousands DWT
49 301 Thousands DWT
10 530 328 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2017
0.88 %3.26 %2.49 %3.58 %1.21 %2.19 %2.67 %1.40 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.88 %3.26 %2.49 %3.58 %1.21 %2.19 %2.67 %1.40 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
384 477
415 959
459 633
441 031
Merchandise imports
513 673
591 095
626 223
644 061
Merchandise trade balance
-129 196
-175 136
-166 590
-203 030
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %76 %76 %8 %8 %4 %4 %7 %7 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
59 18946 69830 40627 57525 10859 18946 69830 40627 57525 108
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+7.8 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2017
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
14.1
10.8
11.2
(e) 10.8
Travel
13.6
12.9
13.0
(e) 12.5
Other services
72.2
76.0
73.9
(e) 75.2
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport services exports
33 466
29 199
39 064
(e) 37 761
Transport services imports
36 087
29 684
33 047
(e) 30 085
Transport services trade balance
-2 622
-485
6 016
(e) 7 676
NATIONAL FLEET
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+9.4 %
Fleet growth rate in 2017
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Total fleet
23 161.0
36 887.2
38 863.8
40 834.8
Oil tankers
8 482.0
12 863.6
11 025.7
11 011.6
Bulk carriers
4 645.0
6 981.0
13 017.7
14 030.7
General cargo
1 509.0
2 725.5
1 026.2
1 046.2
Container ships
5 781.0
10 345.8
8 808.5
9 041.2
Other types of ships
2 744.0
3 971.3
4 985.6
5 705.1
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
977108174117171974112177109163971119181123170959134203128169994188241117204
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2017
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.8290.7880.7670.7510.7460.7030.6870.6810.6670.6560.8290.7880.7670.7510.7460.7030.6870.6810.6670.656
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
89.489.492.392.395.295.288.088.087.787.784.084.087.587.587.587.584.884.878.078.076.876.881.581.579.679.681.781.789.492.395.288.087.784.087.587.584.878.076.881.579.681.7
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: 19 November 2018