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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Foreign and domestic freight traffic at major ports in Wales, by cargo category
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[Collapse]All foreign and domestic trafficClick here to sortAll foreign and domestic traffic
[Collapse]All domestic trafficClick here to sortAll domestic traffic[Collapse]All foreign trafficClick here to sortAll foreign traffic
Click here to sortDomestic inwardsClick here to sortDomestic outwardsClick here to sortForeign exportsClick here to sortForeign imports
[Collapse]All traffic1.83.95.712.130.542.750.8
All traffic[Collapse]All bulks1.
All bulks[Expand]Dry bulk0.
[Expand]Liquid bulk1.
Containers[Expand]20' containers0.
[Expand]40' containers0.
[Expand]Containers >20' & <40'
[Expand]Containers >40'
[Collapse]Other general cargo0.
Other general cargo[Expand]Forestry products.......
[Expand]Iron and steel products.......
[Expand]Other general cargo and containers less than 20 feet.......
[Collapse]Roll-on/roll-off (non self-propelled)
Roll-on/roll-off (non self-propelled)[Expand]Other mobile non self-propelled units0.
[Expand]Other unaccompanied vehicles0.
[Expand]Rail wagons, shipbourne port to port trailers, and barges0.
[Expand]Unaccompanied road goods trailers0.
[Collapse]Roll-on/roll-off (self-propelled)
Roll-on/roll-off (self-propelled)[Expand]Import/export motor vehicles0.
[Expand]Other mobile self-propelled units0.
[Expand]Road goods vehicles and trailers0.
[Collapse]Bulk fuels[Collapse]Bulk fuels[Expand]Bulk fuels1.
[Collapse]Other bulks[Collapse]Other bulks[Expand]Other bulks0.


Foreign and domestic traffic at major ports in Wales by cargo category

Last update
27th November 2019 27th November 2019

Next update
November 2020 (Provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Maritime and shipping statistics, Department for Transport

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This dataset gives details on foreign and domestic sea traffic at major ports in Wales up to the financial year 2018. Data are presented as the volume of traffic (thousand tonnes) at ports in Wales.

Data collection and calculation
Port freight traffic statistics are based on a combination of data reported to the DfT by port authorities and shipping lines or their agents.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
The statistics relate to cases in Wales during year 2018.

Users, uses and context
These statistics are used both within and outside the Welsh Government to monitor trends in sea transport and as a baseline for further analysis.

Statistical quality
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistics presented covers traffic to and from ports in Wales.

Comparability and coherence
The Department for Transport produces a range of statistics relating to the maritime sector presenting information on domestic waterborne freight, ports, sea passengers, shipping fleets and sea farers.

Sea transport, statistical release:

Sea transport, major ports, cargo