Maritime profile: China, Taiwan Province of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
23.774 Millions
612 496 Millions current US$
617 785 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 35 410 Km²
2.71 %
108 806 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2019
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
..
403 904 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
5 839 Thousands DWT
388 ships
51 083 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
15 298 300 TEU
5 134
34 932
WORLD SHARES FOR 2019
0.31 %Not available or not separately reported0.70 %1.75 %1.49 %0.29 %0.19 %2.59 %1.62 %0.61 %Not available or not separately reported0.33 %0.29 %1.89 %3.53 %1.05 %1.16 %1.65 %1.17 %2.11 %0.31 %Not available or not separately reported0.70 %1.75 %1.49 %0.29 %0.19 %2.59 %1.62 %0.61 %Not available or not separately reported0.33 %0.29 %1.89 %3.53 %1.05 %1.16 %1.65 %1.17 %2.11 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
198 432
274 601
285 344
330 622
Merchandise imports
182 614
251 236
237 219
287 164
Merchandise trade balance
15 817
23 364
48 124
43 458
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %92 %92 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
94 02942 10639 17522 53517 73694 02942 10639 17522 53517 736
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-4.5 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2019
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
32.4
36.6
23.9
20.2
Travel
27.4
32.7
35.1
27.7
Other services
39.8
30.6
36.1
43.2
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport services exports
5 871
9 747
9 779
10 455
Transport services imports
8 095
9 369
10 107
11 775
Transport services trade balance
-2 224
378
-328
-1 320
NATIONAL FLEET
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+23.6 %
Fleet growth rate in2019
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Total fleet
5 595.4
3 944.1
5 036.2
5 839.0
Oil tankers
1 514.2
1 144.4
202.5
304.7
Bulk carriers
2 783.1
1 831.4
2 855.4
3 005.1
General cargo
151.9
161.5
133.9
131.2
Container ships
1 016.8
710.5
1 593.5
2 136.9
Other types of ships
129.5
96.3
250.8
261.1
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
2224757303221839562727205385827251963959322519840573124
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2019¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.5900.5090.4470.4430.4360.4120.4030.4030.3920.3640.5900.5090.4470.4430.4360.4120.4030.4030.3920.364
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
80.380.080.078.768.069.067.267.867.466.466.465.865.366.766.767.167.967.767.265.565.065.164.758.163.559.358.657.657.457.557.457.356.957.258.657.360.460.159.258.358.558.956.058.459.458.959.457.657.557.657.759.358.258.459.259.3
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2019
 
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
34 932
0.64
14
24 740
30 546
2 728
219 775
Liquid bulk carriers
5 499
1.10
13
17 330
29 329
..
170 004
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
648
1.03
12
13 044
14 969
..
50 676
Liquefied natural gas carriers
258
0.99
10
110 973
81 256
..
144 978
Dry bulk carriers
4 582
2.03
14
31 759
57 263
..
108 287
Dry breakbulk carriers
5 197
1.25
15
6 800
9 518
..
53 978
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
534
..
13
39 750
12 840
..
76 420
Container ships
16 733
0.44
14
29 571
..
2 728
219 775
Passenger ships
1 481
..
20
23 583
..
..
168 666
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2019¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
24.324.124.223.323.422.222.222.422.421.421.423.523.722.221.721.520.720.920.821.821.521.718.018.518.321.518.718.219.218.719.119.420.120.321.320.920.921.020.220.220.319.920.121.718.718.319.819.919.819.918.319.220.821.622.722.936.136.136.736.436.636.735.233.933.933.833.934.933.534.234.736.336.735.936.536.135.236.536.036.336.235.836.737.237.238.137.738.338.133.934.234.134.834.335.032.132.231.029.632.632.633.534.034.334.335.135.535.335.536.837.336.848.849.549.649.437.437.237.236.636.636.536.535.935.935.835.826.125.426.126.434.834.233.524.924.525.424.824.424.325.525.525.524.324.023.320.722.922.622.222.120.120.621.219.584.784.784.382.772.473.472.172.271.970.770.169.369.070.770.671.172.471.970.868.268.567.567.160.765.961.660.658.958.858.458.458.258.759.461.659.161.461.359.758.858.659.757.459.359.759.359.957.658.257.857.559.557.258.460.459.8
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.
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: 11 November 2020