Friday, March 9, 2012

Hong Kong 4Q cargo stats reflect slow growth

In the 4th quarter of 2011, Hong Kong’s overall port cargo increased 1 percent to 70.7 million tons, compared to last year’s figures. Imports decreased by 2 percent to 39 million tons, while exports rose by 5 percent to 31.6 million tons, according to statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong regional government.

In the 4th quarter of 2011, the port of Hong Kong reportedly handled 6.2 million TEUs, a 2 percent increase from the previous year. Laden containers rose by 2 percent to 5.2 million TEUs, and empty containers decreased by 2 percent to 0.9 million TEUs. Among laden containers, container imports increased by 1 percent to 2.6 million TEUs, while container exports rose by 4 percent to 2.7 million TEUs.

In 2011, the port of Hong Kong handled 24.4 million TEUs, representing a 3 percent increase over 2010, according to government census figures. Loaded containers went up 3 percent to 20.7 million TEUs, while empty containers recorded no change at 3.7 million TEUs. Among loaded containers, imports surged by 4 percent to 10.3 million TEUs, while outward containers also rose by 3 percent to 10.4 million TEUs.



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