January container volumes decrease on the prior year
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Total container throughput (full & empty) in January 2023 were down 6.7% over January 2022 with a totalof 257,227 TEU. Year to date container volumes were down 2.6%.
Full overseas imports were down 11.1% on January 2022 with furniture, metal manufactures, domestic appliances, paperboard, toys & sports goods, all below last year’s volumes.
Full overseas exports were down 18.4% on January 2022, with hay & fodder, pulp & waste paper, and dried milk all below last year’s levels.
Total empty container movements were 2.7% above January 2022.
January 2023 trade performance compared with January 2022 was as follows:
|Full overseas container imports (excl. transshipments)|
-11.1% below January 2022
+0.5% above FYTD2
|Full overseas container exports (excl. transshipments)||-18.4% below January 2022||-1.9% below FYTD22|
|Total empty containers moved||+2.7% above January 2022||+10.3% above FYTD22|
|Bass Strait full container trade (excl. transshipments)||+1.3% above January 2022||-2.0% below FYTD22|
|Full container transshipments||36.9% above January 2022||12.7% above FYTD22|
|Dry bulk trade||-18.8% below January 2022||-2.4% below FYTD22|
|Break bulk trade||-14.0% below January 2022||+6.3% above FYTD22|
|Liquid bulk trade||+30.9% above January 2022||+7.7% above FYTD22|
|Motor vehicle imports||-4.5% below January 2022 (+-464 units)|
Container trade for February 2023 is tracking below the comparative month in 2022.