Table 2-1 World Commercial Shipbuilding Orderbook, Gross Tonnage 1,000 and Above as of September 30, 2001 (Thousands)

Table 2-1
World Commercial Shipbuilding Orderbook, Gross Tonnage 1,000 and Above as of September 30, 2001 (Thousands)

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Country of build Ship rank Number of ships Gross tons Gross rank
Korea (South) 1 507 31,299 1
Japan 2 455 19,153 2
China (People's Republic) 3 307 5,433 3
Poland 5 132 2,806 4
Germany 7 100 2,253 5
Italy 10 65 2,221 6
Croatia 14 50 1,554 7
United States 15 46 1,038 8
China (Republic of Taiwan) 17 32 961 9
Finland 22 13 871 10
Romania 6 103 871 11
Spain 8 92 691 12
France 19 23 668 13
Netherlands 4 196 578 14
Denmark 23 13 529 15
Ukraine 18 30 436 16
Russia 9 79 356 17
Philippines 24 11 338 18
Singapore 11 54 328 19
Turkey 12 54 273 20
Total top 20 country of build   2,362 72,667  
Percent of total world orderbook   89.1 98.7  
Total world orderbook   2,648 73,581  

SOURCE: Lloyd's Maritime Information Services, World Shipbuilding Statistics (London: July 2001).

  • South Korea and Japan account for 69 percent of the gross tonnage of ships on order as of July 2001.
  • Gross tonnage on order in 2001 was 37 percent higher than a year earlier.