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Number of 20-foot containers passing through the ports, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 100 countries was 8.39 million containers.The highest value was in China: 245.1 million containers and the lowest value was in Dominica: 0.01 million containers. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million containers; Source: Containerisation International
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Countries Port traffic, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 245.1 1 2000 - 2020
Euro area 95.09 2 2000 - 2020
USA 54.96 3 2000 - 2020
Singapore 36.87 4 2000 - 2020
South Korea 28.43 5 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 26.66 6 2000 - 2020
Japan 21.39 7 2000 - 2020
UA Emirates 19.3 8 2000 - 2020
Germany 18.03 9 2000 - 2020
Hong Kong 17.97 10 2005 - 2020
Spain 17.37 11 2000 - 2020
India 16.29 12 2000 - 2020
Netherlands 14.52 13 2000 - 2020
Belgium 14.07 14 2000 - 2020
Indonesia 14.03 15 2000 - 2020
Brazil 10.38 16 2000 - 2020
Thailand 10.21 17 2000 - 2020
Italy 9.8 18 2000 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 9.39 19 2000 - 2020
UK 8.69 20 2000 - 2020
Australia 8.66 21 2000 - 2020
Philippines 7.51 22 2000 - 2020
Morocco 6.98 23 2000 - 2020
Sri Lanka 6.85 24 2000 - 2020
Mexico 6.39 25 2000 - 2020
Canada 6.2 26 2000 - 2020
Egypt 5.93 27 2000 - 2020
Greece 5.76 28 2000 - 2020
Oman 5.14 29 2000 - 2020
France 5.11 30 2000 - 2020
Russia 4.87 31 2000 - 2020
Colombia 4.48 32 2000 - 2020
Chile 4.19 33 2000 - 2020
South Africa 4.03 34 2000 - 2020
Pakistan 3.34 35 2001 - 2020
New Zealand 3.17 36 2000 - 2020
Israel 2.99 37 2001 - 2020
Poland 2.9 38 2001 - 2020
Portugal 2.8 39 2000 - 2020
Peru 2.6 40 2000 - 2020
Bangladesh 2.59 41 2000 - 2020
Malta 2.44 42 2000 - 2020
Ecuador 2.19 43 2000 - 2020
Argentina 1.99 44 2000 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 1.98 45 2000 - 2020
Iran 1.85 46 2002 - 2020
Togo 1.73 47 2010 - 2020
Jamaica 1.61 48 2000 - 2020
Sweden 1.6 49 2000 - 2020
Finland 1.53 50 2000 - 2020
Nigeria 1.53 51 2003 - 2020
Costa Rica 1.51 52 2000 - 2020
Guatemala 1.48 53 2000 - 2020
Qatar 1.41 54 2007 - 2020
Bahamas 1.4 55 2001 - 2020
Kenya 1.31 56 2007 - 2020
Ghana 1.05 57 2007 - 2020
Ireland 1.04 58 2000 - 2020
Ukraine 1.04 59 2004 - 2020
Burma 1.02 60 2007 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.97 61 2000 - 2020
Slovenia 0.95 62 2007 - 2020
Denmark 0.92 63 2000 - 2020
Jordan 0.86 64 2007 - 2020
Kuwait 0.86 65 2005 - 2020
Djibouti 0.81 66 2007 - 2020
Norway 0.81 67 2007 - 2020
Honduras 0.79 68 2000 - 2020
Lebanon 0.77 69 2001 - 2020
Cambodia 0.76 70 2007 - 2020
Algeria 0.72 71 2000 - 2020
Lithuania 0.64 72 2007 - 2020
Romania 0.64 73 2004 - 2020
R. of Congo 0.56 74 2008 - 2020
Sudan 0.49 75 2007 - 2020
Latvia 0.46 76 2007 - 2020
Bahrain 0.45 77 2007 - 2020
Mauritius 0.44 78 2002 - 2020
Mozambique 0.44 79 2007 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.44 80 2000 - 2020
Tunisia 0.42 81 2007 - 2020
Yemen 0.42 82 2000 - 2020
Cameroon 0.4 83 2007 - 2020
Cyprus 0.36 84 2007 - 2020
Tanzania 0.36 85 2007 - 2020
Croatia 0.35 86 2000 - 2020
Iceland 0.3 87 2007 - 2020
Georgia 0.26 88 2007 - 2020
Bulgaria 0.25 89 2007 - 2020
El Salvador 0.23 90 2007 - 2020
Estonia 0.21 91 2007 - 2020
Haiti 0.18 92 2010 - 2020
Namibia 0.17 93 2007 - 2020
Nicaragua 0.17 94 2007 - 2020
Venezuela 0.17 95 2000 - 2020
Barbados 0.1 96 2007 - 2020
Guyana 0.06 97 2010 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.04 98 2007 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.02 99 2008 - 2020
Dominica 0.01 100 2010 - 2020


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.
245.10
95.09
54.96
36.87
28.43
26.66
21.39
19.30
18.03
17.97
17.37
16.29
14.52
14.07
14.03
10.38
10.21
9.80
9.39
8.69
8.66
7.51
6.98
6.85
6.39
6.20
5.93
5.76
5.14
5.11
4.87
4.48
4.19
4.03
3.34
3.17
2.99
2.90
2.80
2.60
2.59
2.44
2.19
1.99
1.98
1.85
1.73
1.61
1.60
1.53
1.53
1.51
1.48
1.41
1.40
1.31
1.05
1.04
1.04
1.02
0.97
0.95
0.92
0.86
0.86
0.81
0.81
0.79
0.77
0.76
0.72
0.64
0.64
0.56
0.49
0.46
0.45
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.42
0.42
0.40
0.36
0.36
0.35
0.30
0.26
0.25
0.23
0.21
0.18
0.17
0.17
0.17
0.10
0.06
0.04
0.02
0.01
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122.6
183.8
245.1
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