Maritime profile: Japan

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
126.476 Millions
4 985 758 Millions current US$
1 275 889 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 364 560 Km²
-4.79 %
(e) 344 819 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
79.6 m/km²
12 827 375 GT
0.000 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
40 532 Thousands DWT
5 171 ships
232 654 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
21 708 860 TEU
25 458
259 583
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
1.62 %1.78 %5.87 %3.65 %3.56 %1.96 %1.86 %11.33 %10.11 %22.21 % Less than 0.01% of the World total2.47 %0.73 %2.68 %8.26 %8.64 %5.77 %10.63 %11.36 %14.53 %1.62 %1.78 %5.87 %3.65 %3.56 %1.96 %1.86 %11.33 %10.11 %22.21 % Less than 0.01% of the World total2.47 %0.73 %2.68 %8.26 %8.64 %5.77 %10.63 %11.36 %14.53 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-9.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
594 941
769 774
624 921
641 376
Merchandise imports
515 866
694 059
648 117
634 514
Merchandise trade balance
79 074
75 715
-23 196
6 862
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %92 %92 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
141 399118 79344 68844 43132 012141 399118 79344 68844 43132 012
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-20.4 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
35.1
31.4
21.8
(e) 13.0
Travel
12.2
9.8
15.4
(e) 6.6
Other services
52.4
58.3
62.3
(e) 78.8
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
35 789
42 234
35 393
(e) 20 840
Transport services imports
40 345
46 447
41 036
(e) 28 031
Transport services trade balance
-4 556
-4 213
-5 643
(e) -7 191
NATIONAL FLEET
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+3.4 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
16 013.0
17 707.2
31 027.2
40 531.7
Oil tankers
5 504.0
5 028.5
6 697.1
10 084.6
Bulk carriers
6 757.0
6 607.9
17 609.9
20 216.2
General cargo
2 133.0
2 491.2
2 789.3
3 025.8
Container ships
474.0
123.9
124.3
2 272.9
Other types of ships
1 145.0
3 455.7
3 806.6
4 932.2
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
24074418931616662366381869158660235630177715767323902618021486772428171955147709
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)
0.6490.5430.5000.4420.4360.4060.4030.4020.3990.3910.6490.5430.5000.4420.4360.4060.4030.4020.3990.391
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
87.588.788.678.881.971.771.978.278.468.773.170.871.369.268.676.469.971.577.677.576.777.773.273.773.967.465.465.467.274.067.868.769.068.368.174.674.976.677.972.172.673.872.771.270.970.569.771.474.873.473.273.772.672.672.880.080.476.075.272.7
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
259 583
0.40
14
10 683
14 768
1 620
201 989
Liquid bulk carriers
42 233
0.31
12
7 879
13 338
..
167 578
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
5 978
0.34
15
6 348
6 931
..
51 035
Liquefied natural gas carriers
1 800
1.01
13
75 744
54 834
..
149 367
Dry bulk carriers
28 308
0.83
14
16 951
29 450
..
201 989
Dry breakbulk carriers
23 882
1.13
15
6 595
8 848
..
51 065
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
32 567
..
11
17 055
7 416
..
76 420
Container ships
37 959
0.34
13
16 904
..
1 620
192 237
Passenger ships
86 856
..
15
4 969
..
..
169 379
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
37.737.236.234.434.839.234.934.634.834.734.834.732.432.432.033.033.534.235.035.234.935.335.837.737.938.043.737.638.237.837.638.939.337.438.038.434.237.237.136.235.937.536.838.139.338.439.841.539.741.041.842.243.142.842.742.542.242.643.440.542.142.442.042.342.343.143.444.043.243.642.642.242.742.542.544.545.145.757.157.056.857.753.553.854.047.946.548.048.448.448.449.448.348.348.148.449.249.349.650.350.350.550.249.150.149.650.449.451.949.750.048.848.449.649.856.755.951.050.549.550.349.847.945.145.445.145.345.044.745.344.845.245.545.545.346.446.648.761.261.461.261.857.757.157.851.951.250.851.451.251.252.952.752.552.652.953.753.254.352.953.254.553.954.753.953.954.855.055.354.254.053.151.851.651.859.059.453.452.351.151.451.755.256.155.853.553.753.953.653.653.347.548.447.446.347.247.848.547.648.648.148.849.148.448.247.547.148.048.848.849.050.048.348.547.948.048.650.050.749.750.249.749.547.743.244.946.045.043.743.943.944.645.745.345.045.845.345.448.443.978.078.678.167.571.060.961.467.767.257.561.659.359.957.456.965.557.958.965.664.764.665.461.361.561.754.552.853.155.354.955.456.156.455.454.855.256.756.757.358.959.660.659.558.258.658.158.459.261.359.059.358.758.057.757.665.564.058.658.555.9
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).
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: 22 July 2021