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Transport > Merchant marine > Foreign-owned per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all nonmilitary ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc. This entry contains information in four fields - total, ships by type, foreign-owned, and registered in other countries.
Total includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over), total DWT for those ships, and total GRT for those ships. DWT or dead weight tonnage is the total weight of cargo, plus bunkers, stores, etc., that a ship can carry when immersed to the appropriate load line. GRT or gross register tonnage is a figure obtained by measuring the entire sheltered volume of a ship available for cargo and passengers and converting it to tons on the basis of 100 cubic feet per ton; there is no stable relationship between GRT and DWT.
Ships by type includes a listing of barge carriers, bulk cargo ships, cargo ships, chemical tankers, combination bulk carriers, combination ore/oil carriers, container ships, liquefied gas tankers, livestock carriers, multifunctional large-load carriers, petroleum tankers, passenger ships, passenger/cargo ships, railcar carriers, refrigerated cargo ships, roll-on/roll-off cargo ships, short-sea passenger ships, specialized tankers, and vehicle carriers.
Foreign-owned are ships that fly the flag of one country but belong to owners in another.
Registered in other countries are ships that belong to owners in one country but fly the flag of another. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Marshall Islands 24,490.73 2010
2 Antigua and Barbuda 13,595.77 2010
3 Tuvalu 4,986.26 2010
4 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3,494.46 2010
5 Malta 3,367.83 2010
6 The Bahamas 2,995.86 2010
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,795.54 2010
8 Cayman Islands 1,783.49 2010
9 Bermuda 1,750.51 2010
10 Panama 1,425.73 2010
11 Liberia 595.25 2010
12 Cyprus 577.16 2010
13 Belize 554.12 2010
14 Kiribati 521.78 2010
15 Dominica 519.9 2010
16 Barbados 317.41 2010
17 Vanuatu 296.23 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 254.62 2010
European Union average (profile) 176.45 2008
18 Singapore 167.43 2010
19 Comoros 143.47 2010
20 Hong Kong 121.72 2010
21 Luxembourg 88.77 2010
22 Seychelles 33.42 2010
23 Cambodia 29.66 2010
24 Georgia 29.64 2010
25 Tonga 28.82 2010
26 Norway 21.27 2010
27 Federated States of Micronesia 18.83 2005
28 Moldova 17.69 2010
29 Greenland 17.56 2005
30 Mongolia 16.22 2010
31 Sierra Leone 15.82 2010
32 Netherlands 13.06 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 8.15 2007
33 Portugal 7.52 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.29 2007
34 Jamaica 7.03 2010
35 Honduras 6.43 2010
36 Cape Verde 6.15 2010
37 Denmark 5.77 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.63 2004
38 Sao Tome and Principe 5.61 2010
39 Greece 5.48 2010
40 Samoa 5.38 2010
41 Sweden 4.91 2010
42 United Kingdom 4.69 2010
43 New Caledonia 4.35 2004
44 Qatar 4 2010
45 Bahrain 4 2010
46 French Polynesia 3.88 2006
47 Slovakia 3.87 2010
48 Togo 3.65 2010
49 Bulgaria 3.58 2010
50 Maldives 3.19 2008
51 Uruguay 2.67 2010
52 Brunei 2.58 2008
53 Lithuania 2.43 2010
54 Fiji 2.32 2010
55 Estonia 2.24 2010
56 Latvia 1.79 2010
57 Philippines 1.67 2010
58 New Zealand 1.6 2010
59 Mauritius 1.59 2007
60 United Arab Emirates 1.54 2010
61 Equatorial Guinea 1.44 2010
62 Guyana 1.31 2006
63 Italy 1.29 2010
64 Malaysia 1.24 2010
65 Belgium 1.19 2010
66 Jordan 1.16 2010
67 Finland 1.12 2010
68 Ireland 1.12 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.1 2010
69 Papua New Guinea 1.02 2010
70 Russia 1.02 2010
71 Paraguay 0.929 2010
72 Kuwait 0.911 2004
73 Australia 0.906 2010
74 France 0.877 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.853 2010
75 Libya 0.828 2010
76 Puerto Rico 0.798 2008
77 North Korea 0.775 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.773 2010
78 Trinidad and Tobago 0.76 2008
79 Lebanon 0.691 2010
80 Bolivia 0.689 2010
81 South Korea 0.668 2010
82 The Gambia 0.654 2007
83 Spain 0.564 2010
84 Saudi Arabia 0.55 2010
85 Croatia 0.453 2010
86 Canada 0.44 2010
87 Venezuela 0.344 2010
88 Algeria 0.324 2010
89 Albania 0.317 2010
90 Argentina 0.297 2010
91 United States 0.278 2010
92 Switzerland 0.267 2006
93 Indonesia 0.253 2010
94 Sri Lanka 0.242 2010
95 Austria 0.24 2008
96 Syria 0.232 2010
97 Thailand 0.226 2010
98 Dominican Republic 0.217 2004
99 Turkmenistan 0.198 2010
100 Morocco 0.19 2010
101 Egypt 0.167 2010
102 Yemen 0.153 2004
103 Brazil 0.133 2010
104 Germany 0.122 2010
105 Azerbaijan 0.11 2010
106 Somalia 0.109 2008
107 Tunisia 0.0978 2007
108 Cuba 0.0885 2008
109 Mozambique 0.0834 2010
110 Ghana 0.0824 2010
111 Ecuador 0.0689 2008
112 Kazakhstan 0.0613 2010
113 Chile 0.0583 2010
114 Burma 0.0578 2010
115 Poland 0.0525 2008
116 Cameroon 0.0524 2007
117 Angola 0.0512 2010
118 Romania 0.0463 2006
119 Mexico 0.0424 2010
120 Turkey 0.0416 2010
121 Peru 0.0342 2010
122 Bangladesh 0.0265 2010
123 Nigeria 0.025 2010
124 Vietnam 0.0235 2008
125 Tanzania 0.0222 2010
126 Ukraine 0.0218 2010
127 South Africa 0.02 2010
128 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.0161 2010
129 China 0.0135 2010
130 Iran 0.0134 2010
131 Japan 0.00785 2010
132 India 0.00664 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Foreign-owned per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Transport/Merchant-marine/Foreign--owned-per-million

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