TOTAL container trade through Port of Brisbane in May saw little change compared with the same month last year, according to the latest trade statistics from the port.

A total of 124,000 TEU crossed the wharves at the Port of Brisbane in May 2022. This was a decrease of 9.5% on May 2021’s total containerised throughput of 137,200 TEU.

Exports and imports were roughly equal, in TEU terms, in May. Imports came to 59,500 TEU and exports were 60,000 TEU.

Zooming into the exports, “import other” was the largest commodity category, with 26,750 TEU. This was followed by imports of household items (6557 TEU), empty containers (6355 TEU) and building products (5881 TEU).


Port of Brisbane’s largest export was fresh Queensland air, with 31,000 TEU of empty containers exported in the month of May. This was followed by “export other” (13,250 TEU), agricultural seeds (5111 TEU) and meat products (4632 TEU).

And looking to total trade through Port of Brisbane measured in tonnes, 2.3 million tonnes came through the port in May 2022, a decrease of 214,000 tonnes, or 8.5%, on the same month last year.

Volumes of motor vehicles, measured in units, increased 44.5% on May last year to 25,745 units in May 2022.