Maritime profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
9.890 Millions
357 045 Millions current US$
(e) 532 774 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(j) 71 020 Km²
-5.19 %
121 661 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
40.4 m/km²
3 544 GT
0.000 GT
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
737 Thousands DWT
631 ships
20 817 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
19 171 000 TEU
1 083
25 137
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.13 %0.18 %0.42 %1.74 %1.27 %0.04 %0.09 %1.01 %0.88 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 %2.36 %1.66 %1.76 %0.58 %0.84 %0.73 %1.08 %0.13 %0.18 %0.42 %1.74 %1.27 %0.04 %0.09 %1.01 %0.88 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.12 %2.36 %1.66 %1.76 %0.58 %0.84 %0.73 %1.08 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-21.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
300 477
(e) 306 407
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
263 417
(e) 226 367
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
37 059
(e) 80 040
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
19 %19 %37 %37 %34 %34 %6 %6 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
35 95425 96624 76123 12916 09735 95425 96624 76123 12916 097
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-43.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
22.1
20.9
38.5
26.6
Travel
67.3
73.1
28.8
39.6
Other services
10.6
6.0
32.7
33.7
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
1 059
2 451
23 417
16 555
Transport services imports
11 012
25 780
13 751
8 305
Transport services trade balance
-9 953
-23 329
9 666
8 251
NATIONAL FLEET
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+9.4 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
986.0
1 412.3
999.7
737.0
Oil tankers
485.0
650.2
363.5
54.0
Bulk carriers
16.0
119.8
0.0
0.0
General cargo
100.0
82.3
104.8
206.5
Container ships
227.0
377.8
171.1
66.4
Other types of ships
158.0
182.2
360.3
410.0
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
490311901949521110175072106022505299025470389026
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)
0.5570.5350.5130.5080.4850.4760.4700.4700.4690.4450.5570.5350.5130.5080.4850.4760.4700.4700.4690.445
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
76.577.376.472.072.171.471.970.971.772.172.672.971.871.471.669.570.169.668.869.769.067.866.463.564.064.363.863.763.764.465.164.765.261.159.960.861.361.761.361.961.061.662.162.262.462.762.963.758.353.551.651.650.749.549.949.348.548.947.547.4
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
25 137
1.17
15
31 686
45 093
4 232
232 618
Liquid bulk carriers
8 624
1.14
15
29 979
53 683
..
170 611
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
382
1.34
11
36 412
42 154
..
50 676
Liquefied natural gas carriers
134
1.55
19
108 376
75 817
..
136 710
Dry bulk carriers
2 246
2.07
13
32 781
57 756
..
173 756
Dry breakbulk carriers
2 408
1.12
18
7 760
10 396
..
91 649
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
803
..
18
46 717
17 522
..
76 420
Container ships
7 612
0.95
16
46 448
..
4 232
232 618
Passenger ships
2 928
..
8
8 923
..
..
171 500
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
6.06.36.36.36.36.36.33.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.911.811.411.411.612.312.712.312.112.111.711.410.711.111.311.48.35.712.112.212.111.711.611.612.511.88.99.89.813.013.711.912.213.113.39.713.014.314.014.014.014.014.013.713.714.013.46.013.013.812.012.411.511.111.011.19.08.68.68.710.918.318.318.318.318.619.519.98.947.147.147.949.044.144.143.343.644.044.143.845.144.845.144.641.842.042.442.742.542.342.442.442.742.738.035.635.433.631.831.734.035.431.531.631.831.031.031.031.231.225.624.824.824.424.825.024.824.225.925.623.658.457.156.851.751.950.849.635.135.935.835.634.533.734.033.135.135.535.035.534.735.234.233.633.033.133.431.631.131.731.530.878.880.179.275.075.374.475.875.074.075.576.476.775.174.575.273.573.773.464.464.563.966.064.861.766.266.266.065.665.866.767.366.966.463.262.062.563.063.562.663.662.662.463.063.063.363.864.764.955.553.448.546.945.643.843.640.339.238.937.937.4
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