* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Number of 20-foot containers passing through the ports, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 91 countries was 9.07 million containers. The highest value was in China: 262.61 million containers and the lowest value was in Grenada: 0.02 million containers. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million containers; Source: Containerisation International
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Countries Port traffic, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 262.61 1 2000 - 2021
USA 60.55 2 2000 - 2021
Singapore 37.47 3 2000 - 2021
South Korea 29.79 4 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 28.26 5 2000 - 2021
Japan 22.2 6 2000 - 2021
India 19.94 7 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 19.18 8 2000 - 2021
Vietnam 18.36 9 2000 - 2021
Hong Kong 17.77 10 2005 - 2021
Spain 17.71 11 2000 - 2021
Netherlands 15.78 12 2000 - 2021
Germany 14.72 13 2000 - 2021
Belgium 13.08 14 2000 - 2021
Turkey 12.59 15 2000 - 2021
Brazil 11.8 16 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 11.8 17 2000 - 2021
Italy 11.3 18 2000 - 2021
Thailand 10.44 19 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 9.88 20 2000 - 2021
UK 9.84 21 2000 - 2021
Panama 8.62 22 2000 - 2021
Philippines 8.49 23 2000 - 2021
Morocco 8.46 24 2000 - 2021
Australia 8.15 25 2000 - 2021
Mexico 7.85 26 2000 - 2021
Egypt 7.32 27 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 7.25 28 2000 - 2021
Canada 7.17 29 2000 - 2021
Greece 6.07 30 2000 - 2021
France 5.52 31 2000 - 2021
Russia 5.26 32 2000 - 2021
Oman 5.23 33 2000 - 2021
Colombia 4.9 34 2000 - 2021
Chile 4.58 35 2000 - 2021
South Africa 4.42 36 2000 - 2021
Pakistan 3.55 37 2001 - 2021
Portugal 3.28 38 2000 - 2021
Bangladesh 3.27 39 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 3.25 40 2000 - 2021
Poland 3.19 41 2001 - 2021
Israel 3.13 42 2001 - 2021
Malta 2.97 43 2000 - 2021
Peru 2.87 44 2000 - 2021
Ecuador 2.59 45 2000 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 2.18 46 2000 - 2021
Togo 1.99 47 2010 - 2021
Jamaica 1.98 48 2000 - 2021
Argentina 1.79 49 2000 - 2021
Bahamas 1.79 50 2001 - 2021
Guatemala 1.74 51 2000 - 2021
Sweden 1.64 52 2000 - 2021
Ghana 1.6 53 2007 - 2021
Nigeria 1.57 54 2003 - 2021
Iran 1.55 55 2002 - 2021
Qatar 1.54 56 2007 - 2021
Costa Rica 1.52 57 2000 - 2021
Puerto Rico 1.49 58 2000 - 2021
Kenya 1.44 59 2007 - 2021
Finland 1.41 60 2000 - 2021
Ireland 1.14 61 2000 - 2021
Burma 1.09 62 2007 - 2021
Denmark 1.06 63 2000 - 2021
Ivory Coast 1.02 64 2000 - 2021
Ukraine 1.02 65 2004 - 2021
R. of Congo 1 66 2008 - 2021
Slovenia 1 67 2007 - 2021
Uruguay 0.98 68 2001 - 2021
Norway 0.88 69 2007 - 2021
Honduras 0.82 70 2000 - 2021
Jordan 0.77 71 2007 - 2021
Djibouti 0.69 72 2007 - 2021
Lithuania 0.67 73 2007 - 2021
Romania 0.63 74 2004 - 2021
Tunisia 0.47 75 2007 - 2021
Mozambique 0.44 76 2007 - 2021
Latvia 0.43 77 2007 - 2021
Yemen 0.42 78 2000 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.41 79 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 0.4 80 2007 - 2021
Croatia 0.37 81 2000 - 2021
Cyprus 0.32 82 2007 - 2021
El Salvador 0.29 83 2007 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.25 84 2007 - 2021
Estonia 0.23 85 2007 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.17 86 2007 - 2021
Namibia 0.15 87 2007 - 2021
Barbados 0.09 88 2007 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.08 89 2010 - 2021
Aruba 0.06 90 2007 - 2021
Grenada 0.02 91 2010 - 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.
262.61
60.55
37.47
29.79
28.26
22.20
19.94
19.18
18.36
17.77
17.71
15.78
14.72
13.08
12.59
11.80
11.80
11.30
10.44
9.88
9.84
8.62
8.49
8.46
8.15
7.85
7.32
7.25
7.17
6.07
5.52
5.26
5.23
4.90
4.58
4.42
3.55
3.28
3.27
3.25
3.19
3.13
2.97
2.87
2.59
2.18
1.99
1.98
1.79
1.79
1.74
1.64
1.60
1.57
1.55
1.54
1.52
1.49
1.44
1.41
1.14
1.09
1.06
1.02
1.02
1.00
1.00
0.98
0.88
0.82
0.77
0.69
0.67
0.63
0.47
0.44
0.43
0.42
0.41
0.40
0.37
0.32
0.29
0.25
0.23
0.17
0.15
0.09
0.08
0.06
0.02
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