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FREMANTLE’S container throughput saw an increase in August, both month-on-month and year-on-year, according to the latest trade statistics from Fremantle Ports.

The WA container port saw a total of 66,706 TEU cross the wharves at the Inner Harbour over the month of August 2021. This was an increase of nearly 10% on the port’s total throughput in July 2021. It was also an increase of 4% on August last year’s throughput of 65,019 TEU.

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Comparing August 2021 with July of the same year, we find an increase in exports largely drove the increase in throughput. Total exports rose by almost 22% to 24,459 TEU in August.

Imports saw a decrease of 216 TEU over July to 32,247 TEU.

Drilling down further into the data on imports, we can see that this decrease was driven entirely by a decrease in overseas imports. In July, 28,140 TEU was imported through Freo. But in August, that number fell to 25,772 TEU – a decrease of more than 8%.

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