Container Statistics


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. For more information, contact the Port's Media Relations Division at (310) 732-0430

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.
 
December 2018 2017 Change % Change
Loaded Imports 468,905.85 385,492.05 83,413.80 21.64%
Loaded Exports 147,965.40 152,865.50 (4,900.10) -3.21%
Total Loaded 616,871.25 538,357.55 78,513.70 14.58%
Total Empty 286,386.90 240,853.40 45,533.50 18.91%
Total 903,258.15 779,210.95 124,047.20 15.92%
9,458,748.50 9,343,192.95 115.555.55 1.24%
Fiscal Year 2017/2018 5,149,613.20 4,860,644.45 288,968.75 5.95%

Annual Container Statistics (by calendar year; includes monthly data)

Find container counts for the Port of Los Angeles dating back to 1981. Click on the desired year to view a statistical breakdown. Container counts (TEUs) for years 1981-1994 are provided in calendar year totals only; monthly breakdowns prior to calendar year 1995 are unavailable. The Port of Los Angeles Fiscal Year is July 1 through June 30.

 

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

Annual Container Statistics (by calendar year; includes monthly data)

Click on the desired year to view a statistical breakdown. Container counts for years 1980-1994 are provided in calendar year totals only; monthly breakdowns prior to calendar year 1995 are unavailable. The Port of Los Angeles Fiscal Year is July 1 through June 30.
 
2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s
2010 7.8 million TEUs 2000 4.9 million TEUs 1990 2.1 million TEUs 1980 633,000 TEUs
2011 7.9 million TEUs 2001 5.2 million TEUs 1991 2.0 million TEUs 1981 476,000 TEUs
2012 8.1 million TEUs 2002 6.1 million TEUs 1992 2.3 million TEUs 1982 606,000 TEUs
2013 7.9 million TEUs 2003 7.1 million TEUs 1993 2.3 million TEUs 1983 734,000 TEUs
2014 8.3 million TEUs 2004 7.3 million TEUs 1994 2.5 million TEUs 1984 908,000 TEUs
2015 8.2 million TEUs 2005 7.5 million TEUs 1995 2.5 million TEUs 1985 1.1 million TEUs
2016 8.8 million TEUs 2006 8.5 million TEUs 1996 2.7 million TEUs 1986 1.3 million TEUs
2017 9.3 million TEUs 2007 8.4 million TEUs 1997 2.9 million TEUs 1987 1.6 million TEUs
2018 year in progress 2008 7.8 million TEUs 1998 3.4 million TEUs 1988 1.7 million TEUs
    2009 6.7 million TEUs 1999 3.8 million TEUs 1989 2.1 million TEUs