National Statistics

Port freight statistics: January to March 2016

Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled at UK ports for January to March 2016.

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Port freight statistics: January to March 2016 tables

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A summary of the latest provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled by major UK sea ports. Detailed final annual statistics for 2016 will be published in August 2017.

Comparing January to March 2016 to the same period last year, we see:

  • total freight tonnage through UK major ports decreased by 5% to 116.5 million tonnes
  • unitised traffic through UK major ports increased by 3% to 5.2 million units

Comparing the 4 quarters ending March 2016 with the 4 quarters ending March 2015, we see:

  • total tonnage of freight traffic through UK major ports decreased by 3% to 477.9 million tonnes
  • total unitised traffic increased by 2% to 12.4 million

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Published 15 June 2016