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Total container throughput (full & empty) in April 2023 were down 3.9% over April 2022 with a total of 246,542 TEU. Year to date container volumes were down 0.5%.
Full overseas imports were down 4.8% on April 2022 with furniture, miscellaneous manufactures, non-electrical machinery, domestic appliances, clothing and toys & sporting goods below last year’s volumes.
Full overseas exports were down 3.4% on April 2022, with miscellaneous manufactures, pulp & wastepaper, paperboard and packaged beef below last year’s volumes.
Total empty container movements were 5.0% below April 2022.
April 2023 trade performance compared with April 2022 was as follows:
|Full overseas container imports (excl. transshipments)||-4.8% below April 2022||-2.8% below FYTD22|
|Full overseas container exports (excl. transshipments)||-3.4% below April 2022||-2.3% below FYTD22|
|Total empty containers moved||-5.0% below April 2022||+4.9% above FYTD22|
|Bass Strait full container trade (excl. transshipments)||-7.1% below April 2022||-2.4% below FYTD22|
|Full container transshipments||+16.7% above April 2022||+6.2% above FYTD22|
|Dry bulk trade||+8.8% above April 2022||-0.7% below FYTD22|
|Break bulk trade||-28.2% below April 2022||-1.6% below FYTD22|
|Liquid bulk trade||+4.4% above April 2022||+6.4% above FYTD22|
|Motor vehicle imports||-11.7% below April 2022 (-4,161 units)|
Container trade for May 2023 is tracking slightly below the comparative month in 2022.