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Container volume at eight major Chinese ports up 2.7% for mid-August

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For mid-August eight major Chinese container ports posted a growth rate of 2.7% for container volume year-on-year.

The export container volume increased 5.3% while the domestic volume declined 5.1%. Among which, the export container volume at Xiamen port and Guangzhou port posted a growth rate of over 20%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports dropped 3.7% year on year while the international trade cargo throughput dropped 1.1%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports declined 14.4% year on year while the port inventory dropped 6.7%.

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 4.8% year on year. The port inventory increased 10.5%.

In mid-August, cargo throughput and container volume at the three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, declined 5.1% and 16.7% year on year, respectively.


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