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Appendix II Ownership of the world fleet, 2017

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Appendix II

Ownership of the world fleet, 2017

Ownership of the world fleet, 2017

Rank (deadweight tonnage) Country or territory Number of vessels Dead-weight tonnage Foreign flag as a percentage of total (dwt) Rank (dollars) Total Value (million dollars)
1 Greece 4,199 308,836,933 78.76 3 72,538
2 Japan 3,901 223,855,788 85.89 2 77,898
3 China 5,206 165,429,859 53.97 4 65,044
4 Germany 3,090 112,028,306 90.77 8 38,412
5 Singapore 2,599 104,414,424 38.02 7 39,193
6 Hong Kong (China) 1,532 93,629,750 23.98 9 25,769
7 Republic of Korea 1,656 80,976,874 81.98 11 20,928
8 USA 2,104 67,100,538 85.73 1 96,182
9 Norway 1,842 51,824,489 64.622 5 58,455
10 UK 1,360 51,150,767 80.55 6 40,671
11 Bermuda 440 48,059,392 98.93 13 19,691
12 Taiwan Province of China 926 46,864,949 90.62 17 10,857
13 Denmark 920 36,355,509 56.00 15 18,694
14 Monaco 338 31,629,834 100.00 23 7,903
15 Turkey 1,563 27,732,948 71.57 20 9,055
16 Switzerland 405 23,688,303 92.58 22 8,458
17 Belgium 263 23,550,024 67.81 27 6,505
18 India 986 22,665,452 27.35 25 6,938
19 Russian Federation 1,707 22,050,283 67.38 19 9,081
20 Italy 768 20,609,725 29.36 10 23,184
21 Islamic Republic of Iran 238 18,838,747 68.80 32 2,799
22 Indonesia 1,840 18,793,019 7.96 26 6,613
23 Malaysia 644 18,351,283 51.07 16 14,641

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Netherlands 1,256 18,033,334 64.72 12 19,970
25 United Arab Emirates 883 17,876,272 97.30 24 7,406
26 Saudi Arabia 283 15,659,518 77.97 30 4,101
27 Brazil 394 14,189,164 72.25 14 19,676
28 France 452 11,931,397 69.93 18 10,616
29 Canada 376 10,235,954 75.48 28 5,231
30 Kuwait 86 10,208,147 49.92 31 3,749
31 Cyprus 277 9,257,094 63.95 33 2,711
32 Vietnam 943 8,801,765 17.84 29 4,161
33 Oman 49 7,490,956 99.92 34 2,215
34 Thailand 393 7,022,484 27.84 35 1,949
35 Qatar 117 6,640,467 87.56 21 8,827
Subtotal, top 35 44,036 1,755,783,748 70.30   770,109
Rest of world and unknown 6,119 91,847,146 64.30   58,509
World total   50,155 1,847,630,894 70.01   828,618
Source: Review of Maritime Transport (2017) (UNCTAD/RMT/2017) Table 2.3

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