Tonnage Statistics

Liquid Bulk
in Barrels
CY 2019 CY 2018 CY 2017 CY 2016 CY 2015
Imports 71,950,142 61,681,974 71,357,165 62,743,450 65,058,113
Exports 23,080,160 28,307,942 27,551,585 30,749,962 28,770,813
Total 95,030,302 89,989,916 98,908,750 93,493,412 93,828,926

Liquid Bulk
in Million Metric Revenue Tons (MMRT)
FY 2019/20 FY 2018/19 FY 2017/18 FY 2016/17 FY 2015/16
Total 12.3 13.4 15.5 13.2 1.3

About Revenue Tons

A Revenue Ton (RT) is a measurement used for billing purposes, primarily for bulk cargo.  If cargo is rated as weight or measure (W/M), whichever produces the highest revenue will be considered the RT. Weights are based on Metric Tons (MT) and measures are based on cubic meters. The RT figure represents a combination of metric tons and cubic meters, which is not directly comparable to any other port’s metric tonnage figures. The Port of Los Angeles charges a flat rate per twenty-foot-equivalent container, and does not collect actual metric tonnage data for all cargo.

Conversion method: 1 Metric Ton (MT) equals 1,000 kilograms [2,204.6 pounds]. 1 Revenue Ton (RT) can equal 1 metric ton OR 1 cubic meter.

To Convert Into Multiply
Long Tons Short Tons 1.12
Long Tons Metric Tons 1.016
Metric Tons Long Tons 0.9844
Metric Tons Short Tons 1.1025
Short Tons Metric Tons 0.907029
Short Tons Long Tons 0.89287

Conversion table above courtesy of American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).