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TEU Statistics (Container Counts)


Provided statistic breakdowns include annual and monthly container counts (in TEUs1) dating back to 1995. Container counts for years 1980-1994 are provided in calendar year totals only. For more information, contact the Port's Media Relations Division at (310) 732-0430.

The following table lists container counts (TEUs) for the previous month. Statistics for the recorded month are released on or around the 15th day of the following month.

For general port industry statistics, visit the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) website.


October

2016
2015
Change
Percent Change
Loaded Inbound2 417,311.05 358,601.50 58,709.55 16.37%
Loaded Outbound3 166,406.25 134,963.75 31,442.50 23.30%
Total Loaded 583,717.30 493,565.25 90,152.05 18.27%
Total Empty 230,857.20 211,023.65 19,833.55 9.40%
Total 814,574.50 704,588.90 109,985.60 15.61%
 
Calendar Year 20164
(to date)
7,182,682.35 6,824,212.55 358,469.80 5.25%
Fiscal Year 20175 3,049,106.45 2,920,691.55 128,414.90 4.40%
 

1TEUs = Twenty-foot equivalent units, a standardized maritime industry measurement used when counting cargo containers of varying lengths.
2Inbound = Imported containers. 
3Outbound = Exported containers.
4Calendar Year Total for 2016
5Fiscal Year = July 1 through June 30.

Historical TEU Statistics (by calendar year; includes monthly data)

Click on the desired year to view a statistical breakdown. Monthly breakdowns prior to calendar year 1995 are unavailable.

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 year in progress 2006 8.5 million TEUs 1996 2.7 million TEUs 1986 1.3 million TEUs
    2007 8.4 million TEUs 1997 2.9 million TEUs 1987 1.6 million TEUs
    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
 
 
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