Maritime profile: Maldives

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
0.541 Millions
3 942 Millions current US$
2 124 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 300 Km²
-29.00 %
2 242 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
6 673.3 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
59 Thousands DWT
68 ships
70 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
107 728 TEU
961
220
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
 Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.06 %0.06 %0.01 %0.01 %0.02 %0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.06 %0.06 %0.01 %0.01 %0.02 %0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-20.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
162
198
240
286
Merchandise imports
745
1 091
1 896
1 839
Merchandise trade balance
-583
-893
-1 657
-1 553
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %7 %7 %90 %90 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
98312719159831271915
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-43.8 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
6.8
2.2
8.3
5.5
Travel
88.8
94.6
88.4
91.8
Other services
4.4
3.2
3.2
2.6
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
22
40
242
84
Transport services imports
95
152
214
212
Transport services trade balance
-73
-112
28
-127
NATIONAL FLEET
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-16.2 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
105.0
187.5
70.1
58.6
Oil tankers
18.0
15.8
16.7
23.0
Bulk carriers
..
1.7
12.6
0.0
General cargo
84.0
161.3
29.8
20.9
Container ships
..
..
0.0
0.0
Other types of ships
3.0
8.8
11.0
14.7
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
2802101928019118270191162312111524127114
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)
0.1970.1910.1910.1910.1900.1590.1590.1590.1590.1590.1970.1910.1910.1910.1900.1590.1590.1590.1590.159
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
7.27.47.28.77.17.18.38.56.97.07.07.17.12.92.97.27.27.17.27.47.42.92.92.91.87.47.47.47.17.17.57.87.98.02.62.67.76.16.85.95.76.06.05.85.95.95.92.82.82.82.83.73.73.73.73.23.23.23.25.4
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
220
1.67
21
10 112
11 093
1 541
56 204
Liquid bulk carriers
85
1.25
19
8 561
13 179
..
56 204
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
11
2.92
20
10 851
17 584
..
16 498
Dry breakbulk carriers
62
2.87
26
5 112
7 082
..
22 064
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Container ships
62
2.98
17
17 106
..
1 541
30 047
Passenger ships
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
6.97.16.98.36.76.77.98.06.46.66.66.76.62.82.86.86.86.76.87.07.02.82.82.81.76.96.97.06.76.77.27.47.67.72.42.47.45.86.55.55.35.65.65.55.65.65.52.72.72.72.73.03.03.03.02.42.42.42.44.6
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).
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