Comparing world merchant fleet data from 2020 with data from 2015 – top 3 shipowning countries have remained the same: Greece, Japan and China. In total the world merchant fleet accounted for 2 051 019 ( DWT ‘000) and 52 961 in terms of number of ships over 1000 GT. All data are taken from UnctadStatistics and visualized by using Infogram.
*The data in this post are updated taking into account UNCTAD statistics data from 2020.
|World fleet data||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Number of ships||48,459||49,445||50,090||51,480||52,162||52,961|
|Average ship’s size DWT||35,814||36,283||36,946||37,297||37,778||38,727|
|Cotrolled fleet by top 15 countries||78.84%||80.79%||79.64%||81.11%||81.30%||81.22%|
In 2020 top 15 countries by controled DWT was : Greece, Japan, China, Singapore ,China – Hong Kong SAR, Germany, Republic of Korea, Norway, United States of America, Bermuda, France, Taiwan (province of China), United Kingdom, Monaco, Denmark.
This infographic visualizes data regarding top 15 shipowning countries regarding growth of controlled DWT, changes in share of world fleet, increase of number of owned ships and changes in average size of vessel. Data comes from UNCTAD statistics http://stats.unctad.org/fleetownership and are visualized by use of Infogram.
Other visualisations can be found here: http://infomaritime.eu/index.php/category/maritime-data/
Visualisation of Equasis world merchant fleet data made with google data studio can be found here: Equasis world merchant fleet data (2005-2019)