Maritime profile: Trinidad and Tobago

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade¹
1.526 Millions
21 291 Millions current US$
14 382 Millions current US$
Land area²
GDP growth
Transport services trade³
(o) 5 130 Km²
-1.45 %
2 424 Millions current US$
MARITIME KEY FIGURES FOR 2021
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Coast/area ratio²
Ship building
Ship recycling
137.2 m/km²
..
..
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
28 Thousands DWT
103 ships
21 Thousands DWT
Container port throughput
Number of seafarers
Number of port calls
441 264 TEU
(l) 2 305
4 498
WORLD SHARES FOR 2021
0.02 %0.04 %0.02 %0.04 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.09 %0.15 %0.06 %0.16 %0.19 %0.13 %0.05 %0.53 %0.88 %0.02 %0.04 %0.02 %0.04 %0.03 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 % Less than 0.01% of the World total0.01 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.09 %0.15 %0.06 %0.16 %0.19 %0.13 %0.05 %0.53 %0.88 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+56.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
9 942
10 982
10 748
8 619
Merchandise imports
5 694
6 480
9 233
5 763
Merchandise trade balance
4 248
4 502
1 515
2 856
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %59 %59 %35 %35 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
3 2643753633372953 264375363337295
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-7.0 %
Transport services exports growth rate in 2021
Services exports by main category¹⁰
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
24.0
25.5
34.2
28.3
Travel
50.5
51.4
47.2
16.2
Other services
25.5
23.0
18.5
55.5
Total trade in transport services¹⁰
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport services exports
215
223
385
97
Transport services imports
191
123
729
566
Transport services trade balance
24
100
-344
-469
NATIONAL FLEET
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+6.7 %
Fleet growth rate in 2021
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Total fleet
9.0
18.3
32.1
28.1
Oil tankers
..
4.1
4.1
0.0
Bulk carriers
..
..
0.0
0.0
General cargo
..
..
1.1
1.1
Container ships
..
..
0.0
0.0
Other types of ships
9.0
14.2
26.9
26.9
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
10201001010100105010010201001030100
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in Q1 2021¹¹
Can only take values between 0 (minimum) and 1 (maximum)
0.2700.2640.2590.2560.2560.2550.2530.2510.2510.2510.2700.2640.2590.2560.2560.2550.2530.2510.2510.251
Liner shipping connectivity index¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China
15.115.515.515.415.515.215.615.515.915.715.515.215.315.315.515.415.613.213.413.413.514.320.820.519.719.420.319.820.120.820.720.720.720.520.120.020.220.320.721.320.019.822.222.121.821.620.720.520.521.221.518.315.815.516.817.016.816.116.516.416.616.316.315.7
PORT CALLS AND PERFORMANCE
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Port calls, time spent in ports, vessel age and size in 2021
 
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
4 498
1.00
14
15 441
22 510
1 477
128 917
Liquid bulk carriers
984
1.08
12
12 910
20 813
..
64 089
Liquefied petroleum gas carriers
308
1.11
10
17 208
19 628
..
36 813
Liquefied natural gas carriers
120
1.19
13
101 951
82 238
..
128 917
Dry bulk carriers
142
2.46
16
26 988
46 970
..
44 980
Dry breakbulk carriers
566
1.00
18
7 124
9 712
..
28 239
Roll-on/ roll-off ships
76
..
15
36 787
11 459
..
72 269
Container ships
701
0.60
12
15 965
..
1 477
42 609
Passenger ships
1 601
..
17
10 845
..
..
19 963
Port liner shipping connectivity index - Top 5 ports in 2021¹¹
Maximum 2006=100 for China, Hong Kong SAR
7.37.67.77.77.77.88.17.87.77.77.77.98.18.19.08.78.98.88.78.710.28.99.19.38.78.68.88.48.58.68.69.49.08.98.68.68.68.08.08.07.47.311.412.012.012.012.012.011.79.28.78.57.78.07.78.48.06.96.96.96.36.37.97.911.812.012.011.912.011.612.111.811.911.711.511.111.211.611.611.511.58.38.38.37.89.115.214.514.414.015.315.315.315.815.515.515.815.714.914.815.315.415.416.015.314.917.517.016.816.915.815.716.116.816.914.411.811.812.912.912.612.813.413.513.112.812.912.6
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. Refers to year 2020.
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).
l
Estimated by BIMCO/ICS based on estimates of seafarer demand.
o
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
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: 20 October 2022