2018 Facts and Figures


Facts and Figures Card 2018



The Port of Los Angeles Facts and Figures card provides at-a-glance statistics for the Port of Los Angeles, based on Calendar Year (CY) 2018 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/18 data. Note: The Port of Los Angeles' Fiscal Year is July 1 through June 30.

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At-A-Glance

  • 9.5 million twenty-foot container units handled in 2018
  • 7,500 acres (3,200 water, 4,300 land)
  • 43 miles of waterfront
  • -53’ main channel water depth
  • 15 marinas with 3,736 recreational vessel slips and dry docks
  • 83 ship-to-shore container cranes

Trade Volume

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and leading gateway for international trade in North America. It has ranked as the number one container port in the U.S. since the year 2000. In 2018, the Port of Los Angeles moved a record 9.5 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs)—the highest container volume ever moved annually by a Western Hemisphere seaport.

  2018 2017
Automobiles
Cargo Tonnage
Container Volume
Cruise Ships | Passengers
Vessel Arrivals (All Types)
156,091 (CY)
195 MMRT (FY)
9.5 million TEUs (CY)
111 | 518,904 (CY)
1,891 (CY)
236,956 (CY)
198 MMRT (FY)
9.3 million TEUs (CY)
109 | 498,848 (CY)
1,843 (CY)
Top Five Containerized Imports of CY 2018 (in TEUs): furniture
(579,405)
auto parts
(373,934)
apparel
(354,578)
footwear
(233,157)
electronics
(218,554)
furniture
(588,190)
auto parts
(333,174)
apparel
(320,272)
electronics
(221,437)
footwear
(216,258)
Top Five Containerized Exports of CY 2018 (in TEUs): paper/wastepaper
(212,809)
pet/animal feed
(186,501)
fabrics/raw cotton
(110,172)
soybeans
(98,345)
scrap metal
(80,461)
paper/wastepaper
(222,384)
pet/animal feed
(173,533)
scrap metal
(115,435)
fabrics
(114,492)
soybeans
(81,564)
Top Five Trading Partners of CY 2018 (in cargo value): China/Hong Kong
($153 billion)
Japan
($36 billion)
Vietnam
($19 billion)
South Korea
($15 billion)
Taiwan
($14 billion)
China/Hong Kong
($145 billion)
Japan
($36 billion)
Vietnam
($18 billion)
South Korea
($14 billion)
Taiwan
($13 billion)
Top Five Foreign Trade Routes of CY 2018 (percentage of total value): Northeast Asia
(73%)
Southeast Asia
(21%)
Indian Subcontinent
(2%)
Northern Europe
(1%)
Middle East
(1%)
Northeast Asia
(72%)
Southeast Asia
(21%)
Indian Subcontinent
(2%)
Northern Europe
(1%)
Mexico/Central America
(1%)

Finances

The Port of Los Angeles is not supported by City of Los Angeles taxes; revenues are instead derived from fees for shipping services and leasing of facilities. The Port has an AA bond rating with a stable outlook, the highest rating given to a port without taxing authority.
 

  2018 2017
Cargo Value $297 billion (CY) $284 billion (CY)
Adopted Budget $1.2 billion (FY) $1.2 billion (FY)
Operating Revenue $491 million (FY) $475 million (FY)
Operating Expenses $237 million (FY) $228 million (FY)
Capital Improvement Program $58 million (FY) $93 million (FY)

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. Worldwide, the Port of Los Angeles ranks number 17, and the San Pedro Bay port complex ranks number 9.

 

Port of Los Angeles San Pedro Bay Port Complex
(Port of Los Angeles + Port of Long Beach)
148,000 jobs in Los Angeles (1 in 13) 190,000 jobs in Los Angeles/Long Beach (1 in 12)
526,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 17) 992,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 9)
1.6 million jobs throughout the U.S. 3 million jobs throughout the U.S.
40% of west coast’s market share 73% of west coast’s market share
18% of nation’s market share 32% of nation’s market share