Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes, other vessels; the navigability of which is subsidiary to main function; floating docks, floating, submersible drilling, production platforms

8905 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Special Purpose Ships. In 2021, Special Purpose Ships were the world's 191st most traded product, with a total trade of $23.6B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Special Purpose Ships decreased by -14%, from $27.5B to $23.6B. Trade in Special Purpose Ships represent 0.11% of total world trade.

Special Purpose Ships are a part of Ships, boats, & floating structures. They include Floating, submersible drilling or production platform, Floating docks, special function vessels nes, and Dredgers.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Special Purpose Ships  were South Korea ($4.92B), Singapore ($3.19B), China ($3.16B), India ($3.03B), and Saudi Arabia ($1.56B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Special Purpose Ships were Mozambique ($2.57B), India ($2.45B), United Arab Emirates ($1.92B), United States ($1.72B), and Guyana ($1.62B).

Ranking Special Purpose Ships ranks 855th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Floating docks are used to hold boats in place while they are being worked on. Floating cranes are used to lift heavy objects, and floating dredgers are used to remove sediment from the bottom of a body of water.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)South Korea$4.92B
Top Destination (2021)Mozambique$2.57B

In 2021 Special Purpose Ships were the world's 191st most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Special Purpose Ships were South Korea ($4.92B), Singapore ($3.19B), China ($3.16B), India ($3.03B), and Saudi Arabia ($1.56B).

In 2021, the top importers of Special Purpose Ships were Mozambique ($2.57B), India ($2.45B), United Arab Emirates ($1.92B), United States ($1.72B), and Guyana ($1.62B).

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Exporters of Special Purpose Ships (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Singapore$1.87B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Mozambique$2.57B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Special Purpose Ships grew the fastest in Singapore ($1.87B), India ($693M), Nigeria ($472M), Namibia ($238M), and Indonesia ($194M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Special Purpose Ships were Mozambique ($2.57B), United States ($1.68B), Guyana ($1.2B), South Africa ($858M), and Namibia ($812M).

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Exporters of Special Purpose Ships (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Special Purpose Ships (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Special Purpose Ships.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.94. This means that most of the exports of Special Purpose Ships are explained by 15 countries.

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Value of Exports in Special Purpose Ships

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)South Korea$4.91B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Mozambique$2.42B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Special Purpose Ships. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Special Purpose Ships during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Special Purpose Ships were South Korea ($4.91B), China ($2.6B), Singapore ($1.79B), Nigeria ($1.22B), and Saudi Arabia ($921M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Special Purpose Ships were Mozambique ($2.42B), Guyana ($1.62B), United States ($1.49B), United Arab Emirates ($1.24B), and Brazil ($589M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Special Purpose Ships, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Floating, submersible drilling or production platform ($13B), Floating docks, special function vessels nes ($8.41B), and Dredgers ($2.27B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Special Purpose Ships (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Special Purpose Ships.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Special Purpose Ships in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Special Purpose Ships by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Special Purpose Ships to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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