Maritime profile: United Kingdom

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2015
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
64.967 Millions
2 841 073 Millions current US$
1 086 252 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
(e) 81 m/km²
400 GT
7 573 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
38 715 Thousands DWT
49 322 Thousands DWT
(e) 9 347 944 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2015
0.8839720884012843.800611538343332.781883.768271.206153296535572.217456365628032.846822118010611.365801180013450.0005933572146756170.03110516362967230.93.82.83.81.22.22.81.40.00.0
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-8.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2015
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Merchandise exports
384 477
415 959
505 205
460 446
Merchandise imports
513 673
591 095
690 466
625 806
Merchandise trade balance
-129 196
-175 136
-185 261
-165 360
Export structure by product group in 2015
(as % of total exports)
13 %13 %73 %73 %7 %7 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2015
(exports, millions of US$)
69 32546 43934 02327 62427 25669 32546 43934 02327 62427 256
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-7.2 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2015
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport
14.3
10.9
12.2
(e) 11.8
Travel
13.2
12.2
12.9
(e) 12.3
Other services
72.4
(e) 76.5
72.9
(e) 74.0
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Transport services exports
33 566
29 335
44 412
(e) 41 236
Transport services imports
36 063
29 707
32 211
(e) 35 288
Transport services trade balance
-2 497
-372
12 202
(e) 5 948
NATIONAL FLEET
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-7.5 %
Fleet growth rate in 2015
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2014
2015
Total fleet
23 161.0
36 887.2
41 832.0
38 715.1
Oil tankers
8 482.0
12 863.6
11 553.4
10 634.8
Bulk carriers
4 645.0
6 981.0
14 981.9
13 023.5
General cargo
1 509.0
2 725.5
1 138.6
1 022.3
Container ships
5 781.0
10 345.8
9 145.0
8 942.7
Other types of ships
2 744.0
3 971.3
5 013.1
5 091.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2015
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.9300.9140.8970.8590.8320.7820.7650.7550.7490.741
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
95.295.288.088.087.787.784.084.087.587.587.587.584.884.878.078.076.876.881.581.579.679.681.781.795.288.087.784.087.587.584.878.076.881.579.681.7
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
***
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: 09 December 2016