Cargo traffic at Nagoya port, central Japan, declined 2.8% in March from a year earlier to 18.572 million tonnes as both foreign trade and domestic trade were weak, according to preliminary figures released by the Nagoya Port Authority.
Of the 18.572 million tonnes, 11.817 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 1.1% from a year earlier, and the remaining 6.755 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 5.5% year on year (y/y).
In March’s foreign trade, Nagoya exported 4.959 million tonnes of cargo, down 0.2% from a year earlier, and imported 6.857 million tonnes of cargo, down 1.7% y/y.
The port handled 210,324 teu in foreign trade in March, down 3.3% from the same month last year. Exports totaled 110,815 teu, up 0.2%, while imports amounted to 99,509 teu, down 6.9%.
Nagoya handled 16,231 teu in domestic trade in March, up 7.5% from a year earlier.