The Port of Osaka in western Japan saw its cargo traffic plummet 10.4% in January from a year earlier to 6.558 million tonnes, according to figures released by the Osaka municipal government on 30 April.
Of the 6.558 million tonnes, 2.914 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 7.1% from a year earlier, and the remaining 3.643 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 12.9% year-on-year.
In January foreign trade, Osaka exported 751,095 tonnes of cargo, up 29.5%, and imported 2.163 million tonnes of cargo, down 15.4%.
Osaka handled 182,754 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in January, down 14.9% from the same month last year.
Of the 182,754 TEUs, 161,796 TEUs came from foreign trade, down 16.3% from a year earlier, and the remaining 20,958 TEUs came from domestic trade, down 2.0% year-on-year.
In January foreign trade, 71,629 TEUs were exported, down 13.1% from a year earlier, and 90,167 TEUs were imported, down 18.7% year-on-year.