GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
479 744 Millions current US$
257 870 Millions current US$
Transport services trade³
81 662 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2021
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Merchandise trade balance
Export structure by product group in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
Transport services exports growth rate in 2021
Services exports by main category¹⁰
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
Transport services exports
Transport services imports
Transport services trade balance
Fleet growth rate in 2021
Carrying capacity by type of ship⁵
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in Q1 2021¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2021⁹
in port (days)
per container ship
|Maximum size (GT) of vessels|
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
Liquefied natural gas carriers
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2021¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
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.
Sum of exports and imports.
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.
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).
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research (https://www.clarksons.com/services/research/).
UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities. Refers to year 2020.
Refers to year 2021. Source: BIMCO-ICS Manpower Report 2015 and BIMCO-ICS Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 edition.
UNCTAD Secretariat, based on data provided by MarineTraffic (http://marinetraffic.com). Ships of 1000 GT and above.
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdst.co.uk).
BIMCO/ICS uses 2018 data from European Maritime Safety Agency.
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
Symbols for missing values:
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
Not available or not separately reported
Not available, including no quotation
Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 20 October 2022