Maritime profile: United Kingdom

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
67.396 Millions
2 816 775 Millions current US$
1 160 815 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
81 m/km²
500 GT
14 683 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
44 040 Thousands DWT
50 553 Thousands DWT
11 695 222 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.88 %3.30 %2.50 %3.40 %1.21 %2.29 %2.65 %1.47 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.08 %0.88 %3.30 %2.50 %3.40 %1.21 %2.29 %2.65 %1.47 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.08 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+10.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
384 477
415 959
459 633
486 850
Merchandise imports
513 673
591 095
626 223
673 965
Merchandise trade balance
-129 196
-175 136
-166 590
-187 115
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %72 %72 %9 %9 %4 %4 %7 %7 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
65 31546 74733 14231 89328 19065 31546 74733 14231 89328 190
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+5.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
14.7
10.9
11.2
(e) 10.8
Travel
14.2
12.2
14.1
(e) 14.4
Other services
70.9
76.3
73.3
(e) 73.5
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
34 889
30 375
39 803
(e) 40 813
Transport services imports
32 720
26 917
30 334
(e) 32 258
Transport services trade balance
2 169
3 458
9 469
(e) 8 555
NATIONAL FLEET
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+7.8 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
23 161.0
36 887.2
38 863.8
44 039.5
Oil tankers
8 482.0
12 863.6
11 025.7
12 072.8
Bulk carriers
4 645.0
6 981.0
13 017.7
15 867.0
General cargo
1 509.0
2 725.5
1 026.2
1 042.6
Container ships
5 781.0
10 345.8
8 808.5
8 884.3
Other types of ships
2 744.0
3 971.3
4 985.6
6 172.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
993109162129177977108174117171974112177109163971119181123170959134203128169
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)
0.8200.8180.7780.7590.7500.7080.6960.6860.6750.6660.8200.8180.7780.7590.7500.7080.6960.6860.6750.666
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
88.788.785.685.688.888.886.986.976.976.975.275.274.774.778.578.581.081.076.876.874.574.578.678.679.279.288.785.688.886.976.975.274.778.581.076.874.578.679.2
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