Port of Los Angeles report that container volumes Increased .82% in October this year; up 4.69% compared to October 2011.
Imports decreased 1.07 percent, from 368,842 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers in October 2011 to 364,881 TEUs this October. Exports decreased 7.10 percent, from 193,547 TEUs in October 2011 to 179,810 TEUs in October 2012.
Combined, total loaded imports and exports for October decreased 3.15 percent, from 562,390 TEUs last October to 544,692 TEUs in October 2012. Factoring in empties, which increased 15.66 percent year over year, overall October 2012 volumes (718,406) increased .82 percent compared to October 2011 (712,586 TEUs).
For the first ten months of 2012, overall container volumes have increased 4.69 percent (6,906,578 TEUs) compared to the same period in 2011 (6,596,933 TEUs). Current and past data container counts for the Port of Los Angeles may be found here.