Maritime profile: Liberia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
5.058 Millions
2 556 Millions current US$
1 710 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(o) 96 320 Km²
-3.00 %
(e) 331 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2020
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
8.7 m/km²
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
275 641 Thousands DWT
3 717 ships
464 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
-
(n) 662
394
WORLD SHARES FOR 2020
0.06 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total13.31 %9.19 %0.02 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.06 %Not publishable0.02 %0.01 %0.02 %0.06 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.06 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total13.31 %9.19 %0.02 % Less than 0.01% of the World totalNot available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported Less than 0.01% of the World total0.06 %Not publishable0.02 %0.01 %0.02 %0.06 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+11.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
131
222
283
608
Merchandise imports
310
710
1 687
1 102
Merchandise trade balance
-179
-488
-1 404
-495
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
24 %24 %17 %17 %40 %40 %13 %13 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
87626261548762626154
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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Transport services exports growth rate in 2020
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
5.2
-
(e) 0.0
(e) 0.0
Travel
31.5
-
(e) 2.1
-
Other services
63.3
(e) 90.4
(e) 97.9
(e) 93.5
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport services exports
11
-
(e) 0
(e) 0
Transport services imports
80
41
108
-
Transport services trade balance
-69
-
(e) -108
-
NATIONAL FLEET
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+13.0 %
Fleet growth rate in2020
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Total fleet
83 592.0
142 121.0
201 568.8
275 640.9
Oil tankers
44 361.0
63 211.8
69 017.5
92 380.8
Bulk carriers
19 026.0
35 213.8
73 345.4
116 398.3
General cargo
2 976.0
3 777.6
1 877.9
2 154.6
Container ships
13 476.0
33 906.7
44 796.5
47 814.3
Other types of ships
3 753.0
6 011.0
12 531.6
16 892.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
568859142132582356285114511617635468281301087723531865117989728520936125929694
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)
0.2370.2370.2360.2340.2310.2270.2270.2260.2260.2240.2370.2370.2360.2340.2310.2270.2270.2260.2260.224
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
7.47.77.68.07.87.97.77.77.78.48.55.67.77.77.17.17.16.86.77.78.08.08.48.37.88.99.27.37.37.27.26.97.37.27.15.04.75.25.55.55.35.37.36.26.06.07.06.46.06.76.96.87.45.55.54.85.04.84.64.1
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
394
2.83
17
22 741
37 460
2 204
45 740
Liquid bulk carriers
57
1.70
13
16 716
26 897
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30 028
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
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..
Liquefied natural gas carriers
..
..
..
..
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Dry bulk carriers
157
3.56
12
31 665
54 309
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45 740
Dry breakbulk carriers
66
3.71
29
5 011
6 503
..
18 567
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
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..
..
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Container ships
114
1.83
18
23 729
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2 204
40 827
Passenger ships
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Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2020¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
6.77.06.87.27.17.27.07.07.07.77.95.27.07.26.56.56.66.46.37.07.27.37.67.67.17.88.16.16.15.95.95.76.26.05.84.64.24.64.95.04.84.86.45.35.35.35.65.24.85.35.35.25.84.54.54.14.34.13.93.6
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 2021. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015 and BIMCO-ICS Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 edition.
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.
n
Estimated by BIMCO/ICS to be the same figure as in 2015.
o
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: 05 January 2022