Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Special Purpose Ships. In 2020, Special Purpose Ships were the world's 132nd most traded product, with a total trade of $26.9B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Special Purpose Ships decreased by -9.15%, from $29.6B to $26.9B. Trade in Special Purpose Ships represent 0.16% 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 2020 the top exporters of Special Purpose Ships were China ($6.71B), South Korea ($5.04B), India ($2.32B), United Kingdom ($1.58B), and Saudi Arabia ($1.43B).
Imports In 2020 the top importers of Special Purpose Ships were Malaysia ($4.39B), Brazil ($2.95B), India ($2.77B), Singapore ($2.66B), and United Arab Emirates ($1.58B).
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Special Purpose Ships was 4.37%, making it the 945th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
Ranking Special Purpose Ships ranks 904th 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.