Week 27: West Coast Ports See 21 Percent More Traffic

While certain areas of the economy are still hurting from the effects of the global recession, in week 27, 2010, total traffic for all imports entering U.S. ports was up 17% over the same period in 2009, according to U.S. import market data compiled by Zepol Corp. To date, imports are up 14% over 2009.

Geographically, the greatest increase in activity for week 27 was at the West Coast ports, where import traffic was up 21% compared to the same week in 2009. Traffic at the Gulf Coast ports was up 15%, while traffic at the East Coast ports and all other U.S. ports was up 13%. Biggest gains overall were in chemical imports (up 118% for the week), while biggest drops were in wood/pulp (down 34%).

Waterborne AMS Shipment Count
Number of Shipments Entering U.S. Ports
Week 27







Total Traffic Week 27 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 10, 2010 Week Ending June 10, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 13,291 11,544 15% 339,660 288,173 18%
Autos and Parts 6,331 5,084 25% 158,675 130,632 21%
Chemical 1,790 822 118% 46,686 25,562 83%
Plastics and Rubbers 19,917 16,791 19% 466,378 395,006 18%
Wood/Pulp 8,743 13,306 -34% 211,721 337,327 -37%
Textile 21,312 19,324 10% 501,134 458,346 9%
Mineral and Stone 3,784 3,618 5% 97,635 84,417 16%
Steel 6,297 3,878 62% 143,811 120,494 19%
Electronics 6,775 5,635 20% 177,254 141,274 25%
Furniture 12,168 16,069 -24% 309,367 428,084 -28%
All U.S. Imports 190,015 162,023 17% 4,678,941 4,096,061 14%







East Coast Ports Week 27 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 10, 2010 Week Ending June 10, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 7,105 6,475 10% 179,839 153,362 17%
Autos and Parts 2,382 1,961 21% 58,089 47,629 22%
Chemical 781 467 67% 18,361 10,751 71%
Plastics and Rubbers 7,104 6,263 13% 162,804 138,202 18%
Wood/Pulp 3,410 4,752 -28% 82,416 108,868 -24%
Textile 8,282 7,908 5% 188,830 174,970 8%
Mineral and Stone 1,731 1,719 1% 45,060 37,258 21%
Steel 2,138 1,390 54% 52,027 43,181 20%
Electronics 1,982 1,354 46% 48,228 35,254 37%
Furniture 4,341 6,189 -30% 104,820 155,701 -33%
All U.S. Imports 74,461 66,048 13% 1,814,406 1,607,282 13%







West Coast Ports Week 27 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 10, 2010 Week Ending June 10, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 5,073 4,073 25% 129,334 109,650 18%
Autos and Parts 3,538 2,807 26% 91,591 73,697 24%
Chemical 841 237 255% 23,513 11,239 109%
Plastics and Rubbers 11,944 9,775 22% 281,130 238,565 18%
Wood/Pulp 4,864 7,860 -38% 117,689 209,582 -44%
Textile 12,282 10,665 15% 293,418 265,970 10%
Mineral and Stone 1,584 1,458 9% 42,185 38,801 9%
Steel 2,878 1,922 50% 71,493 57,543 24%
Electronics 4,321 3,824 13% 113,422 93,517 21%
Furniture 7,420 9,334 -21% 195,211 258,919 -25%
All U.S. Imports 103,379 85,309 21% 2,572,887 2,216,723 16%







Gulf Coast Ports Week 27 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 10, 2010 Week Ending June 10, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 829 735 13% 20,679 17,150 21%
Autos and Parts 254 179 42% 6,314 4,881 29%
Chemical 137 91 51% 3,785 2,895 31%
Plastics and Rubbers 535 472 13% 14,893 11,105 34%
Wood/Pulp 321 533 -40% 7,197 13,956 -48%
Textile 339 419 -19% 9,448 8,848 7%
Mineral and Stone 398 384 4% 8,607 6,466 33%
Steel 988 444 123% 16,873 17,022 -1%
Electronics 362 384 -6% 13,586 10,468 30%
Furniture 219 284 -23% 5,386 6,472 -17%
All U.S. Imports 8,668 7,549 15% 207,669 186,106 12%







Other Ports Week 27 Cumulative Year to Date
Week Ending June 10, 2010 Week Ending June 10, 2010
2010 2009 Change 2010 2009 Change
Food and Beverage 284 261 9% 9,808 8,011 22%
Autos and Parts 157 137 15% 2,681 4,425 -39%
Chemical 31 27 15% 1,027 677 52%
Plastics and Rubbers 334 281 19% 7,551 7,134 6%
Wood/Pulp 148 161 -8% 4,419 4,921 -10%
Textile 409 332 23% 9,438 8,558 10%
Mineral and Stone 80 57 40% 1,792 1,892 -5%
Steel 293 122 140% 3,418 2,748 24%
Electronics 110 73 51% 2,018 2,035 -1%
Furniture 188 262 -28% 3,950 6,992 -44%
All U.S. Imports 3,507 3,117 13% 83,979 85,950 -2%

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