Maritime profile: Kuwait

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
4.271 Millions
110 943 Millions current US$
65 258 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 17 820 Km²
-5.57 %
(e) 26 247 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
42.4 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
4 220 Thousands DWT
159 ships
4 631 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
959 576 TEU
0
2 809
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.05 %0.05 %0.13 %0.20 %0.16 %0.20 %0.12 %0.23 %0.12 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 %0.12 %0.23 %0.05 %0.21 %0.21 %0.48 %0.05 %0.05 %0.13 %0.20 %0.16 %0.20 %0.12 %0.23 %0.12 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 %0.12 %0.23 %0.05 %0.21 %0.21 %0.48 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-44.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
44 869
69 978
54 122
35 959
Merchandise imports
15 801
22 675
30 963
29 299
Merchandise trade balance
29 067
47 303
23 159
6 659
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %16 %16 %82 %82 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
7 2185 7504 6223 5401 5487 2185 7504 6223 5401 548
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-21.9 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
47.3
46.9
27.2
(e) 12.7
Travel
3.5
3.2
8.3
(e) 5.9
Other services
49.2
49.9
64.5
(e) 81.5
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
2 260
4 225
1 649
(e) 918
Transport services imports
2 646
4 020
5 148
(e) 3 245
Transport services trade balance
-386
205
-3 499
(e) -2 327
NATIONAL FLEET
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+1.3 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
3 811.0
3 856.2
5 365.5
4 220.2
Oil tankers
3 043.0
3 216.0
4 824.8
3 961.4
Bulk carriers
120.0
38.9
0.0
0.0
General cargo
154.0
76.2
60.3
51.7
Container ships
227.0
292.0
230.8
0.0
Other types of ships
267.0
233.2
249.6
207.2
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
120015024115015024115016026116016027115218028
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)
0.2210.1990.1980.1970.1930.1930.1750.1740.1740.1620.2210.1990.1980.1970.1930.1930.1750.1740.1740.162
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
11.311.111.111.111.511.611.811.811.711.710.510.612.810.110.010.010.011.311.69.210.511.211.111.111.311.111.410.310.311.49.911.211.210.19.59.99.39.49.79.28.710.710.710.811.211.312.613.113.511.911.210.910.910.710.610.510.710.710.611.1
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
2 809
1.57
15
52 084
98 371
1 984
170 611
Liquid bulk carriers
1 116
1.49
10
82 049
154 427
..
170 611
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
109
1.49
11
45 281
51 880
..
50 676
Liquefied natural gas carriers
59
1.89
10
117 520
95 514
..
139 049
Dry bulk carriers
557
3.82
19
30 466
53 733
..
62 273
Dry breakbulk carriers
208
2.33
24
9 063
12 647
..
35 240
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
188
..
12
59 433
20 564
..
76 420
Container ships
572
0.83
16
22 449
..
1 984
38 332
Passenger ships
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
8.37.07.07.06.97.98.18.19.89.59.39.311.97.17.27.48.77.97.97.59.910.610.610.710.910.911.110.010.011.09.610.810.89.79.19.68.89.09.38.88.39.18.79.29.49.510.29.69.07.87.06.26.25.95.75.86.26.26.06.910.510.310.310.310.010.110.010.010.19.88.79.311.69.59.29.19.19.510.07.68.79.29.49.39.59.89.78.58.58.55.47.57.96.26.77.06.26.65.65.25.25.66.86.16.56.56.98.59.19.08.69.08.78.48.68.38.58.58.48.3
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: 22 July 2021