Key statistics

Key statisticsKey statistics

The UK Chamber of Shipping collects and commissions a range of information and analysis about the UK shipping and wider maritime industry.

Below are links to view or download the latest available data or charts, including:

  • information about the size and growth of the UK fleet
  • economic analysis about the impact of shipping and broader maritime business on the UK economy and employment
  • information on shipping turnover and value of exports from the UK.

Another source of maritime statistics is the Department for Transport website.

For more information on the UK Chamber’s statistics, please contact Robert Merrylees.

Icon information about the size and growth of the UK fleet (249.8 KB)

Shipping’s impact on the UK economy:

Icon a chart showing shipping’s contribution to the UK economy 2011 (1.4 MB) Icon a chart showing shipping turnover (by ship type) 2011 (55.8 KB) Icon a chart showing the top five trades in service (exports) 2011 (1.4 MB)

Oxford Economics – a suite of independent studies on the economic impact of:

The UK shipping industry

This report, prepared by Oxford Economics and updated in February 2013, evaluates the economic contribution of the UK shipping industry including a regional breakdown.

Icon report on economic impact of the UK shipping industry including regional breakdown (695.9 KB)

The UK maritime service sector

This report assesses the economic impact of the UK maritime services sector, including the ports, shipping and maritime business services sectors, and includes a regional breakdown.

Icon report on economic impact of the UK maritime services sector including regional breakdown (576.4 KB)

The UK ports industry

This report, updated by Oxford Economics in February 2013, evaluates the economic contribution of the UK ports industry including regional breakdown.

Icon report on economic impact of the UK ports industry including regional breakdown (580.1 KB)

The UK maritime business services sector

This study, updated in February 2013, provides an assessment of the economic contribution of the UK maritime business services sector including a regional breakdown.

Icon report on economic impact of the UK business service sector including regional breakdown (533.4 KB)