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Maritime profile: Liberia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2022
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
5.303 Millions
2 723 Millions current US$
2 586 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(o) 96 320 Km²
3.06 %
(e) 306 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2022
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
8.7 m/km²
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
335 835 Thousands DWT
4 304 ships
456 Thousands DWT
Number of port calls
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
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(n) 662
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WORLD SHARES FOR 2022
0.07 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total15.24 %12.25 %0.02 %0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.06 %Not available or not separately reportedNot publishableNot publishableNot publishableNot publishableNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.07 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total15.24 %12.25 %0.02 %0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.06 %Not available or not separately reportedNot publishableNot publishableNot publishableNot publishableNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+20.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2022
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2022
Merchandise exports
131
222
283
1 058
Merchandise imports
310
710
1 687
1 528
Merchandise trade balance
-179
-488
-1 404
-470
Export structure by product group in 2022
(as % of total exports)
35 %35 %22 %22 %4 %4 %22 %22 %10 %10 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2022
(exports, millions of US$)
308102919080308102919080
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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Transport services exports growth rate in 2022
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2022
Transport
5.2
-
(e) 0.0
-
Travel
31.5
-
(e) 2.1
-
Other services
63.3
(e) 90.4
(e) 97.9
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Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2022
Transport services exports
11
-
(e) 0
-
Transport services imports
80
41
108
-
Transport services trade balance
-69
-
(e) -108
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NATIONAL FLEET
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+12.0 %
Fleet growth rate in 2022
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2022
Total fleet
83 592.0
142 121.0
201 568.8
335 834.5
Oil tankers
44 361.0
63 211.8
69 017.5
108 095.3
Bulk carriers
19 026.0
35 213.8
73 345.4
151 987.8
General cargo
2 976.0
3 777.6
1 877.9
2 034.6
Container ships
13 476.0
33 906.7
44 796.5
55 505.2
Other types of ships
3 753.0
6 011.0
12 531.6
18 211.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
62196014116729105958711311487848573855142132681956285114511617635468281301087723
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in Q1 2022¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
5.06.05.87.16.66.66.86.47.47.77.68.07.87.97.77.77.78.48.55.67.77.77.17.17.16.86.77.78.08.08.48.37.88.99.27.37.37.27.26.97.37.27.15.04.75.25.55.55.35.37.36.26.06.07.06.46.06.76.96.87.45.55.54.85.04.84.64.1
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2022
 
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
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Liquid bulk carriers
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Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
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Liquefied natural gas carriers
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Dry bulk carriers
-
-
-
-
-
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Dry breakbulk carriers
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-
-
-
-
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Roll-on/ roll-off ships
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Container ships
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Passenger ships
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Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2022¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
4.65.65.56.76.26.16.25.86.77.06.87.27.17.27.07.07.07.77.95.27.07.26.56.56.66.46.37.07.27.37.67.67.17.88.16.16.15.95.95.76.26.05.84.64.24.64.95.04.84.86.45.35.35.35.65.24.85.35.35.25.84.54.54.14.34.13.93.6
Source: Detailed data sources are available in the documentation of the corresponding tables in the Data Center (https://unctadstat.unctad.org/datacentre/). 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 2021. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015 and BIMCO-ICS Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 edition.
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.
n
Estimated by BIMCO/ICS to be the same figure as in 2015.
o
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
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 December 2023