Maritime profile: United Kingdom

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
66.037 Millions
2 647 899 Millions current US$
1 045 944 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
..
1 452 GT
2 876 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
37 422 Thousands DWT
51 614 Thousands DWT
9 417 570 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2016
0.88 %3.50 %2.56 %3.93 %1.21 %2.07 %2.88 %1.39 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.88 %3.50 %2.56 %3.93 %1.21 %2.07 %2.88 %1.39 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-11.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
384 477
415 959
460 153
409 578
Merchandise imports
513 673
591 095
626 369
636 366
Merchandise trade balance
-129 196
-175 136
-166 216
-226 788
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
9 %9 %78 %78 %6 %6 %7 %7 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
61 56943 79726 46225 48522 90161 56943 79726 46225 48522 901
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-4.4 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2016
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
14.3
10.9
10.7
(e) 10.8
Travel
13.2
12.2
13.2
(e) 12.1
Other services
72.4
76.5
74.6
(e) 75.8
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport services exports
33 568
29 336
36 819
(e) 35 201
Transport services imports
36 061
29 708
33 212
(e) 30 913
Transport services trade balance
-2 493
-372
3 607
(e) 4 289
NATIONAL FLEET
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-3.7 %
Fleet growth rate in 2016
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Total fleet
23 161.0
36 887.2
38 863.8
37 421.7
Oil tankers
8 482.0
12 863.6
11 025.7
9 889.0
Bulk carriers
4 645.0
6 981.0
13 017.7
11 928.2
General cargo
1 509.0
2 725.5
1 026.2
1 009.2
Container ships
5 781.0
10 345.8
8 808.5
9 301.4
Other types of ships
2 744.0
3 971.3
4 985.6
5 293.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
979115176109163971119181123170959134203128169994188241117204991197243105213
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)
0.8830.8670.8320.8300.8280.7560.7420.7320.7240.7190.8830.8670.8320.8300.8280.7560.7420.7320.7240.719
National connectivity index
Maximum 2004=100 for China
93.693.695.295.288.088.087.787.784.084.087.587.587.587.584.884.878.078.076.876.881.581.579.679.681.781.793.695.288.087.784.087.587.584.878.076.881.579.681.7
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
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: 18 April 2018