Cargo traffic at Osaka, western Japan plunged 12.8% in April from a year earlier to 6.711 million tonnes as both domestic trade and foreign trade sank at double-digit rates.
According to preliminary figures released by the Osaka municipal government on July 28, of the 6.711 million tonnes, 2.923 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 11.8% from a year earlier, and the remaining 3.788 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 13.5% year on year (y/y).
In April’s foreign trade, Osaka exported 886,612 tonnes of cargo, up 2.3%, and imported 2.036 million tonnes of cargo, down 16.8%.
Osaka handled 186,395 teu in April, down 15.8% from the same month last year.
Of the 186,395 teu, 162,510 teu came from foreign trade, down 18.1% from a year earlier, and the remaining 23,885 teu came from domestic trade, up 4.3% y/y.
In April’s foreign trade, 74,785 teu were exported, down 18.9% from a year earlier, and 87,725 teu were imported, down 17.5% y/y.