Container Statistics


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Provided statistical breakdowns include monthly and annual container counts measured in Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a standardized maritime industry measurement used when counting cargo containers of varying lengths.

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Latest Monthly Container Counts

The table below shows container counts (TEUs) for the latest recorded month. Statistics for the prior month are released on or around the 15th day of the following month.
 
January 2021     2020 Change % Change
Loaded Imports 437,609.20 414,730.85 22,878.35 5.52%
Loaded Exports 119,326.75 148,206.00 (28,879.25) -19.49%
Total Loaded 556,935.95 562,936.85 (6,000.90) -1.07%
Total Empty 278,580.25 243,206.90 35,373.35 14.54%
Total 835,516.20 806,143.75 29,372.45 3.64%
835,516.20 806,143.75 29,372.45 3.64%
Fiscal Year 2020/21 6,287,023.65 5,605,137.60 681,886.05 12.17%

Annual Container Statistics

Find container counts for the Port of Los Angeles dating back to 1981. Click on the desired year to view monthly breakdown. Container counts (TEUs) for years 1981-1994 are provided in calendar year totals only; monthly breakdowns prior to calendar year 1995 are unavailable.
 

2020-2021 2010-2019 2000-2009 1990-1999 1981-1989
2020 9,213,395.95 2010 7,831,902.30 2000 4,879,428.60 1990 2,116,410.00 1980 unavailable
2021 year in progress 2011 7,940,510.95 2001 5,183,519.90 1991 2,039,164.75 1981 476,248.90
    2012 8,077,714.30 2002 6,105,863.15 1992 2,289,271.45 1982 606,189.20
    2013 7,868,582.05 2003 7,178,940.10 1993 2,318,920.35 1983 733,978.55
    2014 8,340,065.65 2004 7,321,440.10 1994 2,518,618.65 1984 908,417.00
    2015 8,160,457.90 2005 7,484,624.45 1995 2,555,205.95 1985 1,103,722.00
    2016 8,856,782.80 2006 8,469,853.00 1996 2,683,025.90 1986 1,329,649.00
    2017 9,343,192.95 2007 8,355,038.50 1997 2,959,714.20 1987 1,579,629.00
    2018 9,458,748.50 2008 7,849,985.20 1998 3,378,218.70 1988 1,652,066.00
    2019 9,337,632.40​ 2009 6,748,994.55 1999 3,828,850.50 1989 2,056,626.00