Trade performance

Summary of the Port of Melbourne’s trade performance in 2015-16

Cargo type   Throughout 2015-16 % change on 2014-15 
 Total trade  89.3 million revenue tonnes  2.60%
 Containers (TEU)  2.64 million TEU  2.30%
 New motor vehicles  372,539 units  6.60%
 Liquid bulk  6.26 million revenue tonnes  2.50%
 Dry bulk  3.77 million revenue tonnes  -7.80%
 Breakbulk  9.7 million revenue tonnes  6.70%

More detail for 2015-16

Total trade

Container trade

Non-container trade

Motor vehicles

Liquid bulk

Dry bulk

Total trade

Total trade through the Port of Melbourne increased by 2.6% over the previous financial year to 89.3 million revenue tonnes. Total imports increased 4.0% to 50.6 million revenue tones and total exports increased by 0.8% to 38.7 million revenue tonnes.

Overseas imports increased 4.2% to 38.2 million revenue tonnes and overseas exports decreased marginally by 0.5% to 26.5 million revenue tonnes.

Coastal imports increased by 3.3% to 12.4 million revenue tonnes while coastal exports increased by 3.8% to 12.2 million revenue tonnes.

Container trade

Total container throughput recorded its fastest growth rate since 2011-12 increasing by 2.3% to 2.64 million TEU. Full container imports increased 3.5% and full container exports had a modest decrease of 0.7%. Empty container movements increased by 4.3%.

New motor vehicles

New motor vehicle trade rebounded strongly in 2015-16 to record growth of 6.6% amounting to over 5 million revenue tonnes (372,539 units).

Liquid bulk

Liquid bulk trade fluctuated throughout 2015-16 to record steady growth of 2.5% to 6.26 million revenue tonnes.

Dry bulk

Dry bulk trade was the only cargo type to decline in 2015-16 decreasing 7.8% to 3.77 million revenue tonnes.

Summary of the Port of Melbourne’s trade performance in 2015-16

Cargo type   Throughout 2015-16 % change on 2014-15 
 Total trade  89.3 million revenue tonnes  2.60%
 Containers (TEU)  2.64 million TEU  2.30%
 New motor vehicles  372,539 units  6.60%
 Liquid bulk  6.26 million revenue tonnes  2.50%
 Dry bulk  3.77 million revenue tonnes  -7.80%
 Breakbulk  9.7 million revenue tonnes  6.70%

More detail for 2015-16

Total trade

Container trade

Non-container trade

Motor vehicles

Liquid bulk

Dry bulk

Total trade

Total trade through the Port of Melbourne increased by 2.6% over the previous financial year to 89.3 million revenue tonnes. Total imports increased 4.0% to 50.6 million revenue tones and total exports increased by 0.8% to 38.7 million revenue tonnes.

Overseas imports increased 4.2% to 38.2 million revenue tonnes and overseas exports decreased marginally by 0.5% to 26.5 million revenue tonnes.

Coastal imports increased by 3.3% to 12.4 million revenue tonnes while coastal exports increased by 3.8% to 12.2 million revenue tonnes.

Container trade

Total container throughput recorded its fastest growth rate since 2011-12 increasing by 2.3% to 2.64 million TEU. Full container imports increased 3.5% and full container exports had a modest decrease of 0.7%. Empty container movements increased by 4.3%.

New motor vehicles

New motor vehicle trade rebounded strongly in 2015-16 to record growth of 6.6% amounting to over 5 million revenue tonnes (372,539 units).

Liquid bulk

Liquid bulk trade fluctuated throughout 2015-16 to record steady growth of 2.5% to 6.26 million revenue tonnes.

Dry bulk

Dry bulk trade was the only cargo type to decline in 2015-16 decreasing 7.8% to 3.77 million revenue tonnes.