TOTAL container trade through the Port of Brisbane in June saw a slight decrease over the same month last year, but the rolling 12 months through June saw an uptick in throughput.

Last month the Queensland port handled a total of 129,957 TEU. This represented a decrease of 4566 TEU, or 3.4%, on the same month last year.

Full imports fell by 12.3% last month (compared with June 2022) to 50,475 TEU. This decrease was driven largely by decreases in FAK imports (down 50% to 2179 TEU), imports of electrical equipment (down 44% to 3575 TEU) and imports of household items (down 27% to 5343 TEU).

These decreases in imports were slightly offset by a marginal increase in “import other” to 27,699 TEU.

Full exports through the Port of Brisbane increased in June. They increased 12% on the same month last year to 39,003 TEU.

This increase was driven by increases in “export other”, the largest export commodity category. Last month the port handled 16,226 TEU of other exports, up 22% on June last year.

Empty container exports through the port fell 12% to 22,327 TEU. Fresh air in empty containers was the port’s biggest containerised export.