It was the second highest volume for the month of March. In the first three months (January-March), meanwhile, they rose 1.8% to 3,658,712 TEUs.

By origin in Asia, the JMC report, which had been compiled from statistical data provided by Journal of Commerce (JOC)’s Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS), indicated that exports from Japan fell 4.4% to 60,656 TEUs in March, which was the first year-on-year decline in two months. Those from South Korea and India both shrank from the corresponding month of 2016, which went down 16.2% to 62,145 TEUs and 0.4% to 55,779 TEUs, respectively. On the other hand, exports from China surged 16.5% to 670,367 TEUs, registering the first increase in two months, and those from Taiwan climbed 5% to 50,370 TEUs, which achieved the first growth in three months. A more notable improvement was made in those from Vietnam, which soared 27.8% to 6,051 TEUs.

As for containerized shipments from other ASEAN members, Malaysia exported 23,988 TEUs, which went up 3%, according to the same report, and Thailand shipped 41,751 TEUs, up 18.5%. Total container movement from the ASEAN jumped 12.6% to 187,082 TEUs.

http://www.jiffa.or.jp/en/news/entry-4679.html

Source: jiffa
2017-04-18

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