June 2023 container volumes decrease on the prior year
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Total container throughput (full & empty) in June 2023 were down 5.2% over June 2022 with a total of 258,073 TEU. Year to date container volumes were down 1.4%.
Full overseas imports were down 6.2% on June 2022 with furniture, domestic appliances, clothing, paperboards and raw plastics below last year’s volumes.
Full overseas exports were down 7.7% on June 2022, with hay, chaff & fodder below last year’s volumes.
Total empty container movements were 10.5% below June 2022.
June 2023 trade performance compared with June 2022 was as follows:
|Full overseas container imports (excl. transshipments)|
-6.2% below June 2022
-3.9% below FYTD22
|Full overseas container exports (excl. transshipments)||-7.7% above June 2022||-4.1% above FYTD22|
|Total empty containers||-10.5% above June 2022||-3.7% above FYTD22|
|Bass Strait full container trade (excl. transshipments)||-6.6% below June 2022||-2.9% below FYTD22|
|Full container transshipments||+42.5% above June 2022||+12.3% above FYTD22|
|Dry bulk trade||+19.7% above June 2022||+1.3% below FYTD22|
|Break bulk trade||-20.7% below June 2022||-5.4% below FYTD22|
|Liquid bulk trade||-23.4% above June 2022||+5.1% above FYTD22|
|Motor vehicle imports||+3.3% above June 2022 (+1,028 units)||+13.4% above FYTD22|
Container trade for July 2023 is currently tracking above the comparative month in 2022.