|Cargo type||Throughout 2015-16||% change on 2014-15|
|Total trade||89.3 million revenue tonnes||2.60%|
|Containers (TEU)||2.64 million TEU||2.30%|
|New motor vehicles||372,539 units||6.60%|
|Liquid bulk||6.26 million revenue tonnes||2.50%|
|Dry bulk||3.77 million revenue tonnes||-7.80%|
|Breakbulk||9.7 million revenue tonnes||6.70%|
Total trade through the Port of Melbourne increased by 2.6% over the previous financial year to 89.3 million revenue tonnes. Total imports increased 4.0% to 50.6 million revenue tones and total exports increased by 0.8% to 38.7 million revenue tonnes.
Overseas imports increased 4.2% to 38.2 million revenue tonnes and overseas exports decreased marginally by 0.5% to 26.5 million revenue tonnes.
Coastal imports increased by 3.3% to 12.4 million revenue tonnes while coastal exports increased by 3.8% to 12.2 million revenue tonnes.
Total container throughput recorded its fastest growth rate since 2011-12 increasing by 2.3% to 2.64 million TEU. Full container imports increased 3.5% and full container exports had a modest decrease of 0.7%. Empty container movements increased by 4.3%.
New motor vehicles
New motor vehicle trade rebounded strongly in 2015-16 to record growth of 6.6% amounting to over 5 million revenue tonnes (372,539 units).
Liquid bulk trade fluctuated throughout 2015-16 to record steady growth of 2.5% to 6.26 million revenue tonnes.
Dry bulk trade was the only cargo type to decline in 2015-16 decreasing 7.8% to 3.77 million revenue tonnes.