• LA area Port Traffic: Imports increased YoY, Exports decreased YoY in October

    9 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported - and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation's container port traffic.
    The following graphs are for inbound and outbound traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in TEUs (TEUs: 20-foot equivalent units or 20-foot-long cargo container).
    To remove the strong seasonal component for inbound traffic, the first graph shows the rolling 12 month average.
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