The Port of Osaka’s cargo traffic declined 5.5% in February 2015 from a year earlier to 6.163 million tonnes, as strong foreign trade was offset by weak domestic trade.
According to preliminary figures released by the Osaka municipal government on 8 June, of the 6.163 million tonnes, 2.664 million tonnes came from foreign trade, up 11.6% from a year earlier, and the remaining 3.498 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 15.4% year on year (y/y).
In February foreign trade, Osaka exported 739,823 tonnes of cargo, up 0.9%, and imported 1.924million tonnes of cargo, up 16.4%.
Osaka handled 174,103 teu in February, up 4.8% from the same month last year.
Of the 174,103 teu, 153,553 teu came from foreign trade, up 7.7% from a year earlier, and the remaining 20,549 teu came from domestic trade, down 12.4% y/y.
In February foreign trade, 67,120 teu were exported, down 3.3% from a year earlier, and 86,433 teu were imported, up 18% y/y.