Maritime profile: Saudi Arabia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
34.814 Millions
701 817 Millions current US$
(e) 173 490 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 2 149 690 Km²
-4.10 %
64 131 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
3.5 m/km²
0.000 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
13 901 Thousands DWT
375 ships
17 439 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
8 905 391 TEU
0
14 564
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.45 %0.46 %0.83 %0.99 %0.75 %0.67 %0.31 %0.85 %0.47 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total1.10 %0.79 %1.36 %0.20 %0.51 %0.85 %Not available or not separately reported0.45 %0.46 %0.83 %0.99 %0.75 %0.67 %0.31 %0.85 %0.47 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total1.10 %0.79 %1.36 %0.20 %0.51 %0.85 %Not available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-33.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
180 711
251 143
(e) 203 550
(e) 173 490
Merchandise imports
59 459
106 863
174 676
132 754
Merchandise trade balance
121 252
144 280
(e) 28 875
(e) 40 736
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %28 %28 %67 %67 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
33 15216 07915 99414 2888 42333 15216 07915 99414 2888 423
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-29.6 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
16.0
19.1
19.7
32.6
Travel
40.5
62.8
70.0
39.4
Other services
43.5
18.2
10.3
28.1
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
1 819
2 036
2 853
3 337
Transport services imports
4 788
12 724
20 097
14 874
Transport services trade balance
-2 969
-10 687
-17 244
-11 537
NATIONAL FLEET
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+5.7 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
2 582.0
2 319.3
4 260.4
13 900.9
Oil tankers
2 050.0
1 510.9
1 521.0
11 735.6
Bulk carriers
..
..
409.3
409.3
General cargo
311.0
295.2
195.2
200.5
Container ships
156.0
220.9
539.7
5.2
Other types of ships
65.0
292.2
1 595.1
1 550.4
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
2851225622861205592921195662911195312971020534
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)
0.5130.5120.5110.4790.4630.4620.4610.4590.4560.4530.5130.5120.5110.4790.4630.4620.4610.4590.4560.453
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
70.070.168.564.364.664.364.456.357.857.558.957.556.756.456.254.952.752.752.151.551.058.253.653.553.853.950.149.650.049.949.549.349.349.549.550.952.952.351.751.648.744.844.844.844.044.344.443.842.844.044.645.345.544.343.643.441.241.239.039.5
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
14 564
1.36
14
55 641
81 067
7 518
232 618
Liquid bulk carriers
6 673
1.49
11
58 464
107 887
..
170 618
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
446
1.41
12
28 462
33 270
..
49 394
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Dry bulk carriers
1 351
5.27
10
32 958
57 984
..
109 716
Dry breakbulk carriers
809
1.71
23
11 097
15 658
..
91 649
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
1 134
..
19
38 350
16 204
..
76 420
Container ships
3 644
0.79
12
82 766
..
7 518
232 618
Passenger ships
507
..
33
17 616
..
..
39 444
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
33.933.438.832.232.032.632.832.632.032.031.734.633.834.435.226.626.326.030.225.925.523.924.522.122.121.121.120.820.420.415.114.712.213.111.810.18.95.811.910.410.310.910.96.56.22.62.62.92.62.62.54.13.953.853.352.144.744.744.944.739.439.640.341.640.238.839.139.639.438.133.432.932.232.340.836.135.033.133.328.918.149.449.548.548.949.649.249.336.136.936.837.537.536.736.036.528.628.230.233.828.527.926.726.727.027.027.028.928.028.029.028.925.421.725.726.335.728.427.427.323.524.328.630.329.930.230.029.424.919.622.021.722.020.920.520.319.117.518.518.620.151.451.651.857.457.550.250.150.351.246.446.546.145.445.744.845.845.647.547.847.347.246.846.546.047.447.747.348.248.548.048.347.547.947.847.848.049.449.248.149.146.242.141.240.739.740.441.740.539.839.740.641.341.941.040.141.039.138.836.936.8
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).
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