Maritime profile: Singapore

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
5.804 Millions
361 712 Millions current US$
750 029 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 709 Km²
0.73 %
403 863 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2019
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
378.0 m/km²
84 858 GT
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
129 606 Thousands DWT
3 406 ships
126 050 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
37 983 000 TEU
8 173
61 152
WORLD SHARES FOR 2019
0.08 %0.02 %0.41 %2.06 %1.87 %6.52 %5.89 %6.40 %4.88 %0.13 %Not available or not separately reported0.91 %0.13 %4.68 %3.43 %6.88 %0.51 %1.13 %1.09 %1.64 %0.08 %0.02 %0.41 %2.06 %1.87 %6.52 %5.89 %6.40 %4.88 %0.13 %Not available or not separately reported0.91 %0.13 %4.68 %3.43 %6.88 %0.51 %1.13 %1.09 %1.64 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-5.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
229 649
351 867
351 587
390 763
Merchandise imports
200 047
310 791
297 087
359 266
Merchandise trade balance
29 602
41 076
54 500
31 498
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
5 %5 %76 %76 %15 %15 %4 %4 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
53 96447 95336 68935 61026 10753 96447 95336 68935 61026 107
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-3.2 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2019
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
42.7
38.4
30.4
28.5
Travel
13.6
14.1
10.8
9.8
Other services
36.9
40.9
54.1
57.6
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport services exports
19 488
38 582
46 622
58 443
Transport services imports
20 206
29 558
47 724
61 129
Transport services trade balance
-718
9 023
-1 102
-2 686
NATIONAL FLEET
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+1.1 %
Fleet growth rate in2019
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Total fleet
40 935.0
61 660.4
117 534.0
129 605.9
Oil tankers
22 317.0
29 772.9
33 514.1
36 242.2
Bulk carriers
10 722.0
14 427.0
49 614.1
52 252.4
General cargo
2 331.0
2 928.8
1 641.1
1 671.4
Container ships
4 590.0
10 480.0
23 457.0
27 628.1
Other types of ships
975.0
4 051.8
9 307.7
11 811.8
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
14814921305857181508488130602726152350213159571415234951226076911541469125539665
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2019¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.8350.8230.6780.6470.5570.5500.5340.5290.5170.5020.8350.8230.6780.6470.5570.5500.5340.5290.5170.502
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
105.6107.3107.7107.7109.5109.6109.9109.8107.8106.1104.898.998.0101.399.299.599.998.497.798.398.193.793.499.0100.4101.494.894.095.496.194.791.894.793.994.693.894.094.491.990.390.790.589.390.387.587.587.686.485.184.082.584.584.379.980.281.6
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2019
 
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
61 152
0.65
11
25 174
20 194
5 043
228 741
Liquid bulk carriers
36 187
0.58
10
10 820
18 159
..
172 146
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
601
1.11
11
8 567
9 874
..
48 963
Liquefied natural gas carriers
200
2.17
10
103 125
80 154
..
141 136
Dry bulk carriers
3 153
0.03
8
29 447
49 897
..
155 051
Dry breakbulk carriers
2 261
0.67
15
7 338
9 914
..
58 265
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
1 414
..
13
55 030
18 375
..
77 000
Container ships
16 299
0.77
13
54 612
..
5 043
228 741
Passenger ships
1 037
..
10
43 186
..
..
169 379
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2019¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
121.3123.7124.1123.8126.1126.3127.0126.2123.8122.0120.3114.2113.4117.1114.8115.9116.1114.7113.5114.4114.3109.7110.1115.6117.3118.4111.4110.1111.9112.4110.8108.4112.0111.2112.1110.7110.9111.3108.2106.3106.6106.6105.0105.7103.9104.4104.2102.8100.999.599.0100.4100.495.595.696.6
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.
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: 11 November 2020