Maritime profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
4.882 Millions
386 457 Millions current US$
269 489 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 68 890 Km²
5.54 %
(e) 560 116 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2019
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
93.4 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
347 Thousands DWT
93 ships
2 656 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
1 058 000 TEU
2 166
13 403
WORLD SHARES FOR 2019
0.06 %0.39 %0.44 %0.90 %0.52 %0.02 %0.03 %0.13 %0.25 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.07 %0.18 %0.13 %0.30 %0.20 %0.54 %0.11 %0.20 %Not available or not separately reported0.06 %0.39 %0.44 %0.90 %0.52 %0.02 %0.03 %0.13 %0.25 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.07 %0.18 %0.13 %0.30 %0.20 %0.54 %0.11 %0.20 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+2.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 361
169 640
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
76 977
99 849
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
46 385
69 791
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %89 %89 %9 %9 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
52 57417 65517 35915 2219 65452 57417 65517 35915 2219 654
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-3.6 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2019
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
-
5.2
5.5
(e) 3.7
Travel
-
4.4
3.6
(e) 2.4
Other services
-
88.9
89.6
(e) 92.9
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport services exports
-
4 814
7 271
(e) 8 822
Transport services imports
-
2 001
3 016
(e) 3 421
Transport services trade balance
-
2 813
4 255
(e) 5 401
NATIONAL FLEET
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+12.8 %
Fleet growth rate in2019
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Total fleet
468.0
196.2
309.3
346.6
Oil tankers
17.0
18.5
0.3
0.3
Bulk carriers
141.0
..
200.7
172.4
General cargo
252.0
144.9
96.8
162.0
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)
4603791450348146029914402811143027111
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)
0.2300.2120.2050.2010.2000.1980.1940.1920.1730.1710.2300.2120.2050.2010.2000.1980.1940.1920.1730.171
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
13.914.014.114.014.114.011.811.511.611.511.411.211.812.312.512.012.612.411.511.912.312.111.411.411.311.711.311.012.112.312.011.77.77.97.88.08.29.410.410.69.79.89.39.59.99.911.312.412.512.712.513.111.311.010.911.1
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 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
13 403
1.26
15
21 454
9 896
967
155 889
Liquid bulk carriers
1 045
0.96
13
9 775
15 682
..
67 188
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
111
0.95
11
3 178
3 557
..
5 103
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
293
3.10
9
27 414
47 353
..
51 225
Dry breakbulk carriers
2 415
1.59
16
3 626
5 348
..
45 011
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
2 110
..
11
20 218
7 369
..
74 273
Container ships
1 439
0.86
12
9 897
..
967
43 628
Passenger ships
5 990
..
19
33 938
..
..
155 889
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2019¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
3.33.32.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.21.71.72.02.02.02.02.32.31.71.71.71.72.82.82.82.82.92.92.93.33.33.13.13.13.13.03.03.27.37.88.38.58.38.19.08.68.79.39.19.09.69.811.38.99.19.08.48.68.68.48.08.07.88.29.38.67.87.97.97.77.77.98.18.38.69.811.011.19.910.19.69.49.810.010.611.011.411.610.411.610.910.410.110.410.110.110.210.210.210.17.57.47.47.47.47.17.67.67.27.17.57.67.57.67.87.87.67.67.67.27.17.18.08.37.97.83.83.83.43.63.93.84.24.43.63.73.53.53.63.93.33.33.54.06.15.24.44.44.44.5
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.
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).
e
Estimated.
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