China: Port traffic

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 China

Number of 20-foot containers passing through the ports

 Latest value 262.61
 Year 2021
 Measure million containers
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 146.24
 Min - Max 41.00 - 262.61
 Source Containerisation International
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 2000 to 2021. The average value for China during that period was 146.24 million containers with a minimum of 41 million containers in 2000 and a maximum of 262.61 million containers in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 262.61 million containers. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 91 countries is 9.07 million containers. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Port traffic - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Port traffic - historical chart - 2000-2021




Definition: Port container traffic measures the flow of containers from land to sea transport modes, and vice versa, in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a standard-size container. Data refer to coastal shipping as well as international journeys. Transshipment traffic is counted as two lifts at the intermediate port (once to off-load and again as an outbound lift) and includes empty units.

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