Maritime profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
4.938 Millions
419 422 Millions current US$
276 701 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 68 890 Km²
2.50 %
558 449 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
93.4 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
384 Thousands DWT
95 ships
2 483 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
1 058 000 TEU
2 166
12 248
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.06 %0.39 %0.49 %1.02 %0.55 %0.02 %0.03 %0.12 %0.23 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.07 %0.18 %0.13 %0.30 %0.18 %0.55 %0.11 %0.21 %Not available or not separately reported0.06 %0.39 %0.49 %1.02 %0.55 %0.02 %0.03 %0.12 %0.23 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.07 %0.18 %0.13 %0.30 %0.18 %0.55 %0.11 %0.21 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 361
178 732
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
76 977
97 969
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
46 385
80 764
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %90 %90 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
56 97120 39919 92516 59411 33756 97120 39919 92516 59411 337
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-67.3 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
-
5.2
5.5
1.1
Travel
-
4.4
3.6
0.7
Other services
-
88.9
89.6
97.0
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
-
4 814
7 271
2 947
Transport services imports
-
2 001
3 016
3 361
Transport services trade balance
-
2 813
4 255
-415
NATIONAL FLEET
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+10.9 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
468.0
196.2
309.3
384.4
Oil tankers
17.0
18.5
0.3
0.3
Bulk carriers
141.0
..
200.7
206.1
General cargo
252.0
144.9
96.8
166.1
Container ships
7.0
7.5
0.0
0.0
Other types of ships
51.0
25.3
11.5
12.0
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
4603711146037914503481460299144027111
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)
0.2040.1950.1880.1870.1840.1800.1760.1710.1690.1680.2040.1950.1880.1870.1840.1800.1760.1710.1690.168
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
12.714.010.811.213.914.014.114.014.114.011.811.511.611.511.411.211.812.312.512.012.612.411.511.912.312.111.411.411.311.711.311.012.112.312.011.77.77.97.88.08.29.410.410.69.79.89.39.59.99.911.312.412.512.712.513.111.311.010.911.1
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
12 248
1.23
16
21 603
9 887
963
74 273
Liquid bulk carriers
903
0.93
13
9 648
15 700
..
64 309
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
110
0.99
11
3 271
3 315
..
5 036
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
283
3.04
11
27 342
47 706
..
51 239
Dry breakbulk carriers
2 286
1.55
16
3 620
5 340
..
39 895
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
2 097
..
12
21 379
7 581
..
74 273
Container ships
1 369
0.88
13
9 867
..
963
43 628
Passenger ships
5 200
..
18
34 841
..
..
51 388
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
3.23.42.93.43.33.32.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.21.71.72.02.02.02.02.32.31.71.71.71.72.82.82.82.82.92.92.93.33.33.13.13.13.13.03.03.27.19.37.07.17.37.88.38.58.38.19.08.68.79.39.19.09.69.811.38.99.19.08.48.68.68.48.08.07.88.29.38.67.87.97.97.77.77.98.18.38.69.811.011.19.910.19.69.49.810.010.611.011.411.610.411.610.910.410.110.49.38.57.17.310.110.110.210.210.210.17.57.47.47.47.47.17.67.67.27.17.57.67.57.67.87.87.67.67.67.27.17.18.08.37.97.83.83.83.43.63.93.84.24.43.63.73.53.53.63.93.33.33.54.06.15.24.44.44.44.5
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