Kra canal fact sheet (see also the website http://www.kracanalmaritimesilkroad.com/)
Compiled by Dr. Jonathan Tennenbaum, November 2014
Transit through Straits of Malacca (SOM)
An estimated $1 trillion in goods is shipped through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore 2013, corresponding to an average of over $2.7 billion each day.
Excerpts from the document:
Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road
Issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, with State Council authorization