Cargo traffic at Port of Osaka in western Japan fell 13.9% year on year (y/y) in May to 6.205 million tonnes as both domestic trade and foreign trade shrank sharply. The preliminary figures were released by the Osaka municipal government on 31 August.
Of the total cargo traffic in May, 2.721 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 9.0% y/y, and the remaining 3.483 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 17.5% y/y.
Of the 2.721 million tonnes, the Port of Osaka exported 816,711 tonnes of cargo, up 3.9% y/y, and imported 1.904 million tonnes of cargo, down 13.5% y/y.
The Port of Osaka handled 172,570 teu of containers in May, down 12.1% y/y.
Of the 172,570 teu, 154,844 teu came from foreign trade, down 12.3% y/y, and the remaining 17,727 teu came from domestic trade, down 11.1% y/y.
In May foreign trade, 71,902 teu were exported, down 11.1% y/y, and 82,942 teu were imported, down 13.2% y/y.