Facts and Figures


Annual Facts and Figures Card


Port of Los Angeles Facts and Figures Card (2020)The information presented on this website is provided free of charge. When sourcing this data, please credit the Port of Los Angeles.

Published annually in the first quarter, the Port of Los Angeles Facts & Figures card provides at-a-glance statistics based on data for the following years:
 
  • Calendar Year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2019/20 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020)
  • Calendar Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2018/19 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019)
 

Key Statistics


  • Ranked #1 container port in Western Hemisphere (2000-2020)
  • Handled 9.2 million TEUs in CY 2020
  • Handled 10.9 million TEUs in FY 2020/2021
  • A department of the City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Harbor Department)
  • Governed by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners
  • Founded December 9, 1907

Infrastructure


  • 7,500 acres (4,300 land/3,200 water)
  • 43 miles of waterfront
  • -53’ Main Channel water depth
  • 25 cargo terminals, including seven container terminals
  • 82 ship-to-shore container cranes
  • 116 miles of on-dock rail and six rail yards

Trade Volume


For the past 20 years, the Port of Los Angeles has been the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere. With record volumes for containerized trade, economic activity generated by the Port—including its connection to 1 in 9 jobs in Southern California and nearly 3 million jobs nationwide—is a bellwether for the health of the overall U.S. economy.
 
  CY 2020 CY 2019 CY 2018
Automobiles (Units) 103,453 127,042 156,091
Cargo Tonnage 183 MMRT (FY) 207 MMRT (FY) 195 MMRT (FY)
Container Volume 9.2 million TEUs 9.3 million TEUs 9.5 million TEUs
Cruise Ships | Passengers 34 | 173,947 124 | 650,010 111 | 518,904
Vessel Arrivals (All Types) 1,654 1,867 1,891
Top Five Containerized Imports
(TEUs)
furniture (644,136)
auto parts (291,316)
apparel (282,180)
electronics (226,631)
plastics (210,751)
furniture (529,872)
automobile parts (340,546)
apparel (312,655)
footwear (222,465)
electronics (209,622)
furniture (579,405)
auto parts (373,934)
apparel (354,578)
footwear (233,157)
electronics (218,554)
Top Five Containerized Exports
(TEUs)
pet/animal feed (193,986)
paper/wastepaper (175,553)
soybeans (123,691)
scrap metal (94,542)
fabrics/raw cotton (90,878)
paper/wastepaper (240,623)
pet/animal feed (181,639)
fabrics/raw cotton (103,671)
scrap metal (100,787)
soybeans (95,148)
paper/wastepaper (212,809)
pet/animal feed (186,501)
fabrics/raw cotton (110,172)
soybeans (98,345)
scrap metal (80,461)
Top Five Trading Partners
(Cargo Value)
China/Hong Kong ($115 billion)
Japan ($35 billion)
Vietnam ($23 billion)
Taiwan ($17 billion)
South Korea ($14 billion)
China/Hong Kong ($128 billion)
Japan ($38 billion)
Vietnam ($21 billion)
South Korea ($15 billion)
Taiwan ($15 billion)
China/Hong Kong ($153 billion)
Japan ($36 billion)
Vietnam ($19 billion)
South Korea ($15 billion)
Taiwan ($14 billion)
Top Five Foreign Trade Routes
(Percentage of Cargo Handled)
Northeast Asia (72%)
Southeast Asia (21%)
India Sub-continent (2%)
Northern Europe (2%)
Middle East (1%)
Northeast Asia (74%)
Southeast Asia (19%)
India Sub-continent (2%)
Northern Europe (2%)
Mexico/Central America (1%)
Northeast Asia (73%)
Southeast Asia (21%)
Indian Subcontinent (2%)
Northern Europe (1%)
Middle East (1%)

Finances


The Port of Los Angeles is funded by revenues it earns from fees for shipping services and leasing of Port property. The Port has an AA bond rating with a stable outlook, the highest rating given to a port without taxing authority.
 
  FY 2019/20 FY 2018/19 FY 2017/18
Cargo Value $259 billion  (CY 2020) $276 billion (CY 2019) $297 billion (CY 2018)
Adopted Budget $1.6 billion $1.3 billion $1.2 billion
Operating Revenue $468 million $506 million $491 million
Operating Expenses $274 million $240 million $237 million
Capital Improvement Program $80 million $47 million $58 million

Economic Impacts


The Port of Los Angeles and neighboring Port of Long Beach comprise the San Pedro Bay port complex, which handles more containers per ship call than any other port complex in the world. The following statistics are based on percentage of containerized waterborne import cargo handled in CY 2020.

 
Port of Los Angeles San Pedro Bay Port Complex
(Port of Los Angeles + Port of Long Beach)
Ranked #17 in the world Ranked #9 in the world
133,000 jobs in Los Angeles (1 in 13) 171,000 jobs in Los Angeles/Long Beach (1 in 12)
483,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 17) 912,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 9)
1,585,000 jobs throughout the U.S. (1 in 90) 2,981,000 jobs throughout the U.S. (1 in 48)
40% of West Coast’s market share 74% of West Coast’s market share
17% of United States' market share 31% of United States' market share