National Statistics

Port freight quarterly statistics: April to June 2019

Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled by UK major ports for April to June 2019.

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Port freight quarterly statistics: April to June 2019 data tables

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Statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports for April to June 2019.

When comparing April to June 2019 with April to June 2018 through UK major ports:

  • total freight tonnage fell by 2% to 116.5 million tonnes
  • inward tonnage fell by 1% to 75.2 million tonnes
  • outward tonnage fell by 5% to 41.3 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic fell by 6% to 5.8 million units
  • inward units fell by 5% to 3.0 million units
  • outward units fell by 6% to 2.8 million units

When comparing the rolling year to June 2019 with June 2018 through UK major ports:

  • total tonnage increased by 2% to 476.0 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic decreased by 1% to 23.6 million units

Detailed final annual statistics for 2019 will be published in summer 2020.

Further information about these statistics is available, including:

  • background information on quarterly port freight statistics
  • notes and definitions for all port freight statistics

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Published 11 September 2019