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Ranking by TEU of goods shipped via reefer container | January 2020-2021

Mar, 17, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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In January, exports via reefer container fell 2.59% compared to the same month in 2020. Imports, on the other hand, grew 23.08% in the same period.

The food category leads reefer container exports, with 58,309 TEU shipped, a decrease of 2.11% compared to January 2020. Other leading categories include cosmetics, which grew 257.14%, and tobacco, which grew 175%. See below:

Ranking of Goods Exported via Refeer Container | Jan 2020-2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 2020 % change
1 1 Foods 59.563 58.309 -2.11%
2 2 Derived from animals 1.478 1.241 -16.04%
3 3 Animal food 707 449 -36.49%
4 4 Pharmaceutical products 272 348 27.94%
5 5 Edible fats and oils 176 206 17.05%
6 6 Without classification 120 110 -8.33%
7 7 Sugar and derivatives 76 105 38.16%
8 8 Cocoa and derivatives 50 72 44.00%
9 9 Drinks 53 60 13.21%
10 10 Chemicals 40 29 -27.50%

Source: DataLiner

In terms of imports, the food category is also in the lead, but falling 8.63% in January compared to the same month in 2020. Plastics and derivatives, the second category in the ranking, registered a growth of 412.72%. Fuel and fertilizer shipments also increased. Consult the table below for more information:

Ranking of Reefer Container Imports | Jan 2020-2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 2020 % change
1 1 Foods 7.233 6.609 -8.63%
2 2 Plastic and derivatives 349 1.790 412.72%
3 3 Chemicals 702 1.019 45.16%
4 4 Pharmaceutical products 639 775 21.28%
5 5 Without classification 269 626 132.51%
6 6 Cocoa and derivatives 383 289 -24.53%
7 7 Fuel 0 716 100.00%
8 8 Edible fats and oils 248 91 -63.45%
9 9 Optical and photography instruments 161 133 -17.14%
10 10 Metals and derivatives 220 120 -45.35%

Source: DataLiner (To request a DataLiner demo click here)

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