Maritime profile: Bangladesh

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
164.689 Millions
322 240 Millions current US$
86 016 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 130 170 Km²
2.30 %
14 715 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
25.4 m/km²
85 349 GT
7 004 595 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
3 278 Thousands DWT
430 ships
3 367 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
2 659 950 TEU
5 147
2 514
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
2.11 %0.20 %0.38 %0.19 %0.29 %0.16 %0.10 %0.16 %0.10 %0.15 %40.25 %0.48 %0.16 %0.33 %0.26 %0.08 %0.09 %0.13 %0.36 %Not available or not separately reported2.11 %0.20 %0.38 %0.19 %0.29 %0.16 %0.10 %0.16 %0.10 %0.15 %40.25 %0.48 %0.16 %0.33 %0.26 %0.08 %0.09 %0.13 %0.36 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-14.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
9 297
19 194
32 379
33 605
Merchandise imports
13 889
27 821
42 047
52 410
Merchandise trade balance
-4 592
-8 627
-9 669
-18 805
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %95 %95 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
5 1904 7802 8582 3361 6495 1904 7802 8582 3361 649
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+10.2 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
7.9
7.2
12.4
10.9
Travel
4.7
3.3
4.6
3.4
Other services
70.9
88.0
80.8
73.9
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
118
176
401
685
Transport services imports
1 547
3 442
5 774
5 112
Transport services trade balance
-1 429
-3 266
-5 373
-4 427
NATIONAL FLEET
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+33.5 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
627.0
975.3
2 013.5
3 278.1
Oil tankers
117.0
111.2
262.8
600.7
Bulk carriers
44.0
462.3
1 441.4
2 313.8
General cargo
387.0
328.9
229.7
253.6
Container ships
61.0
48.4
28.6
16.2
Other types of ships
18.0
24.6
50.9
93.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
119411846143104496361381034853313198582291228747727109
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2020¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.2300.2160.1900.1830.1810.1800.1720.1690.1680.1630.2300.2160.1900.1830.1810.1800.1720.1690.1680.163
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
13.812.912.612.612.212.712.912.713.212.612.612.611.311.411.811.511.312.111.611.511.710.910.99.99.610.09.48.99.08.67.57.77.88.08.08.37.67.77.78.17.77.97.37.88.18.47.98.38.78.17.48.79.59.010.08.18.18.18.17.7
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2020
 
Number of arrivals
Median time
in port (days)
Avg age
of vessels
Avg size (GT)
of vessels
Avg cargo
carrying
capacity (DWT)
per vessel
Avg container
carrying
capacity (TEU)
per container ship
Maximum size (GT) of vessels
All ships
2 514
3.05
13
17 182
23 891
1 722
36 332
Liquid bulk carriers
415
2.03
16
18 277
29 620
..
33 056
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
189
1.04
17
5 849
6 561
..
25 600
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
333
6.24
13
23 027
38 720
..
36 332
Dry breakbulk carriers
372
3.98
13
9 623
13 029
..
31 926
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Container ships
1 205
3.06
12
19 300
..
1 722
32 965
Passenger ships
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
2.93.04.24.24.14.04.04.04.04.03.93.93.94.34.34.34.04.04.04.04.04.34.32.82.82.22.12.12.12.42.42.41.92.12.12.12.12.42.42.42.12.12.12.12.12.92.12.21.81.81.82.42.42.92.92.62.62.62.62.614.913.813.313.212.813.213.413.314.013.213.613.712.212.312.812.412.113.012.412.312.511.611.610.610.210.69.99.39.59.18.08.18.28.48.48.98.38.48.58.98.48.78.08.38.79.18.69.29.89.28.39.310.29.610.48.48.48.48.37.9
Source: Detailed data sources are available in the documentation of the corresponding tables in the Data Center (http://stats.unctad.org/data_center). A link to these tables is provided in each section of the profile.
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Sum of exports and imports. Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
6
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
7
UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities. Refers to year 2019.
8
Refers to year 2015. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015.
9
UNCTAD Secretariat, based on data provided by MarineTraffic (http://marinetraffic.com). Ships of 1000 GT and above.
10
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
11
UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdst.co.uk).
j
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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
LNG:
Liquefied natural gas
LPG:
Liquefied petroleum gas
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 22 July 2021