Maritime profile: Nigeria

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
195.875 Millions
421 694 Millions current US$
103 554 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
3 m/km²
..
39 778 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
3 717 Thousands DWT
5 243 Thousands DWT
1 210 000 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
2.57 %0.49 %0.31 %0.22 %0.19 %0.19 %0.27 %0.15 %Not available or not separately reported0.21 %2.57 %0.49 %0.31 %0.22 %0.19 %0.19 %0.27 %0.15 %Not available or not separately reported0.21 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+36.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
50 467
(e) 84 000
50 216
60 547
Merchandise imports
20 754
44 235
(e) 44 700
43 007
Merchandise trade balance
29 713
(e) 39 765
(e) 5 516
17 540
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %92 %92 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
13 6965 6105 0214 1834 17313 6965 6105 0214 1834 173
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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+2.3 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
74.6
63.9
57.3
(e) 27.6
Travel
3.0
18.5
12.8
(e) 40.7
Other services
22.3
17.6
30.0
(e) 31.6
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
1 338
1 970
1 854
(e) 1 329
Transport services imports
2 816
8 505
7 951
(e) 6 325
Transport services trade balance
-1 478
-6 536
-6 097
(e) -4 996
NATIONAL FLEET
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+1.6 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
691.0
989.4
3 981.1
3 717.1
Oil tankers
606.0
750.4
707.9
714.4
Bulk carriers
13.0
13.2
..
..
General cargo
30.0
19.2
18.4
30.8
Container ships
..
..
..
..
Other types of ships
42.0
206.7
3 254.8
2 971.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
47214904731489462138745012853831274
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2018
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.4240.4140.4120.4070.4060.4030.4020.3970.3960.3850.4240.4140.4120.4070.4060.4030.4020.3970.3960.385
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
20.520.522.622.623.123.125.325.324.024.022.722.722.222.221.621.622.322.319.919.920.220.218.418.417.617.620.522.623.125.324.022.722.221.622.319.920.218.417.6
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research.
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
6
TEU: Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit. Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities.
7
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
8
Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdts.co.uk).
e
Estimated.
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
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 04 November 2019