National Statistics

Port freight quarterly statistics: July to September 2018

Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled by UK major ports for July to September 2018.

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Port freight quarterly statistics: July to September 2018 data tables

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Statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports for July to September 2018.

When comparing July to September 2018 with July to September 2017:

  • total freight tonnage through UK major ports fell by 1% to 117.1 million tonnes
  • inward tonnage to UK major ports increased by 2% to 75.1 million tonnes
  • outward tonnage fell by 6% to 42.0 million tonnes

  • total volume of unitised traffic through UK major ports fell by 2% to 6.7 million units
  • inwards units fell by 3% to 3.5 million units
  • outward units fell by 2% to 3.2 million units

When comparing the rolling year to September 2018 with the rolling year to September 2017:

  • total tonnage through UK major ports decreased 2% to 463.4 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic decreased 2% to 23.6 million units

Detailed final annual statistics for 2018 will be published in summer 2019.

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 12 December 2018