Handbook of Statistics 2019
The handbook is designed to supply a broad range of users, from all regions of the world and working in different domains, with high-quality, impartial and easily readable information on latest trends and patterns.
This year's edition incorporates several new charts and maps, and includes for the first time new maritime statistics dealing with port performance: tables showing the number of port calls and the time spent by ships in port, sub-divided into eight market segments.
Merchant fleet, 2019
In 2019, 23 per cent of ships have 71 per cent of the carrying capacity.
The world merchant fleet is more than 96 000 ships strong. These ships have a total carrying capacity of almost 2 billion dead weight tons, in 2019. Out of these ships, 23% carry dry bulk (such as iron ore, coal, grain and the like) or crude oil and its products. Together they account for 71% of carrying capacity.
UNCTAD takes the pulse of global goals
UNCTAD launched an online statistical review of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 25 June during its annual Trade Development Board meeting.
The SDG Pulse presents analyses for a range of indicators relevant to trade, investment, financing for development, debt, transport and technology.
These fact sheets provide a short summary overview for a selection of topics.