Maritime profile: Korea, Republic of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
51.225 Millions
1 664 066 Millions current US$
1 045 576 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 97 489 Km²
2.03 %
(e) 228 853 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2019
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
128.0 m/km²
21 670 363 GT
7 100 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
13 050 Thousands DWT
1 881 ships
76 742 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
28 955 300 TEU
28 168
95 992
WORLD SHARES FOR 2019
0.66 %0.76 %1.90 %2.86 %2.61 %0.66 %0.48 %3.89 %2.81 %32.88 %0.06 %1.83 %1.61 %3.57 %5.04 %4.99 %3.99 %3.45 %7.74 %4.73 %0.66 %0.76 %1.90 %2.86 %2.61 %0.66 %0.48 %3.89 %2.81 %32.88 %0.06 %1.83 %1.61 %3.57 %5.04 %4.99 %3.99 %3.45 %7.74 %4.73 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-10.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
284 419
466 384
526 757
542 233
Merchandise imports
261 238
425 212
436 499
503 343
Merchandise trade balance
23 181
41 172
90 258
38 890
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %87 %87 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
136 20373 59948 17831 90628 420136 20373 59948 17831 90628 420
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-5.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2019
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
47.5
47.0
35.0
(e) 25.7
Travel
11.4
12.4
15.2
(e) 17.4
Other services
37.2
37.9
46.8
(e) 54.1
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport services exports
24 082
38 987
34 144
(e) 26 317
Transport services imports
20 854
30 331
29 493
(e) 29 671
Transport services trade balance
3 228
8 657
4 651
(e) -3 354
NATIONAL FLEET
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-6.3 %
Fleet growth rate in2019
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Total fleet
12 017.0
20 818.6
17 805.1
13 049.7
Oil tankers
1 325.0
2 433.0
582.9
697.9
Bulk carriers
7 455.0
14 505.2
12 083.8
6 670.4
General cargo
1 324.0
1 739.7
1 550.0
1 385.3
Container ships
1 213.0
855.8
1 287.1
1 395.3
Other types of ships
700.0
1 284.8
2 301.4
2 900.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
115786367831881131873689219211338737699194110885391123195107584398139191
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)
0.9290.6780.6590.5790.5280.4990.4890.4750.4730.4730.9290.6780.6590.5790.5280.4990.4890.4750.4730.473
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
108.3107.7104.9103.3102.9102.9102.7101.4100.9100.8100.296.996.999.296.796.695.496.795.094.092.992.592.792.794.293.889.590.090.389.487.887.189.690.590.486.285.386.577.272.573.073.081.780.871.773.072.571.972.571.269.769.969.168.968.368.2
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
95 992
0.79
17
19 442
21 918
2 880
232 618
Liquid bulk carriers
26 262
0.75
23
13 975
24 250
..
170 004
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
4 275
0.77
16
7 323
8 047
..
59 226
Liquefied natural gas carriers
578
1.03
11
111 064
87 415
..
168 189
Dry bulk carriers
9 593
2.04
14
28 580
51 436
..
172 521
Dry breakbulk carriers
17 837
1.17
18
5 370
7 914
..
84 503
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
6 905
..
18
27 747
11 276
..
76 420
Container ships
23 933
0.58
14
30 951
..
2 880
232 618
Passenger ships
6 609
..
17
15 356
..
..
144 216
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2019¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
12.010.410.09.94.64.620.419.419.119.019.219.319.118.818.719.619.920.219.921.120.420.315.716.016.316.016.716.516.716.616.517.016.817.417.117.416.114.615.615.716.015.814.614.714.714.314.214.314.213.213.413.013.013.512.412.412.311.810.59.711.012.433.433.834.333.833.630.029.930.030.630.629.629.733.028.723.122.022.222.221.621.720.519.119.919.117.818.718.921.317.517.217.216.918.417.718.717.416.817.416.619.219.319.219.219.316.716.516.315.714.714.214.213.212.715.312.913.068.166.562.561.962.561.662.561.859.058.958.760.161.162.060.459.160.160.359.959.759.658.057.658.858.959.855.154.454.953.452.351.451.651.552.138.437.537.937.338.137.436.242.041.736.537.837.936.834.233.434.134.133.334.334.431.9119.1119.0115.1113.7113.6112.5112.7111.4111.4110.5110.8107.1107.5109.3107.2107.2105.6107.2105.3104.1102.5101.3101.3102.0104.3104.299.896.497.296.094.193.996.097.296.995.594.696.087.282.182.381.991.390.280.581.480.680.081.481.079.279.679.378.578.177.9
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.
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