International seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 to 2017 (in million tons loaded)

World seaborne trade - carried by containers 1980-2017 This statistic represents the volume of international seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 through 2017. Globally, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.83 billion tons loaded in 2017.
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Trade in million tons loaded
1980102
1985152
1990234
1995371
2000598
20051,001
20101,291
20151,660
20161,734
20171,834
Trade in million tons loaded
1980102
1985152
1990234
1995371
2000598
20051,001
20101,291
20151,660
20161,734
20171,834
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This statistic represents the volume of international seaborne trade carried by container ships from 1980 through 2017. Globally, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.83 billion tons loaded in 2017.
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Release date
2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1980 to 2017
Supplementary notes
For 2006–2017, 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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