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Port freight statistics: quarter 3 2012

This publication presents provisional summary statistics on freight handled by major UK ports, updated quarterly.

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Port freight statistics: quarter 3 2012

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Detail

This publication presents provisional summary statistics on freight handled by major UK ports, updated quarterly. Provisional annual statistics are updated in June and detailed final annual statistics are published in September.

Key points

  • Total port traffic (tonnage) in the year ending quarter 3 2012 (497 million tonnes) was down 2% on the year ending quarter 3 2011 (509 million tonnes).
  • The number of units of all types handled in the year ending quarter 3 2012 (20.8 million units) was down 3% compared with the year ending quarter 3 2011 (21.4 million units).
  • Tonnage in quarter 3 of 2012 (124 million tonnes) was down 3% compared with quarter 3 2011 (127 million tonnes).
  • The number of units of all types handled in quarter 3 2012 (5.98 million units) was down 4% compared with quarter 3 2011 (6.21 million units).

Technical information

Information on port freight statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here.

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