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Global container shipping throughput 2016-2020

In August 2020, the global container shipping throughput recorded an index value of 119.4, an increase from 114.7 in January 2020, but lower than the value of 121.3 reported in July 2019. This fluctuation can likely be attributed to the effects of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For the container throughput index a baseline value of 100 is assigned to 2015.

Global container shipping throughput from January 2016 to August 2020

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

January 2016 to August 2020

Supplementary notes

The index includes the information on container throughput in 89 international ports, and which accounts for around 60 percent of global container throughput.
Values are seasonally adjusted.

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