International seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 to 2016 (in million tons loaded)

World seaborne trade - carried by containers 1980-2016 This statistic represents the volume of international seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 through 2016. Globally, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.7 billion tons loaded in 2016.
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Trade in million tons loaded
1980102
1985152
1990234
1995371
2000598
20051,001
20101,280
20111,393
20121,464
20131,544
20141,640
20151,661
20161,720
Trade in million tons loaded
1980102
1985152
1990234
1995371
2000598
20051,001
20101,280
20111,393
20121,464
20131,544
20141,640
20151,661
20161,720
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This statistic represents the volume of international seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 through 2016. Globally, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.7 billion tons loaded in 2016.
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Release date
2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1980 to 2016
Supplementary notes
For 2006–2016, the breakdown by cargo type is based on data from Clarksons Research, Shipping Review and Outlook and Seaborne Trade Monitor, various issues.

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