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YearQuarterDischargedLoadedTotal port cargo throughput
('000 tonnes)Year-on-year % change('000 tonnes)Year-on-year % change('000 tonnes)Year-on-year % change
2014 184 185 +13.5 113 552 -0.2 297 737 +7.9
2015 152 808 -17.0 103 751 -8.6 256 559 -13.8
2016 150 774 -1.3 105 956 +2.1 256 730 +0.1
2016 Q2 36 322 -10.4 26 433 -5.0 62 755 -8.2
Q3 39 880 +8.0 27 465 +2.3 67 345 +5.6
Q4 42 247 +26.3 28 741 +27.5 70 988 +26.8
2017 Q1 39 968 +23.6 26 203 +12.4 66 171 +18.9
Q2 43 851 +20.7 25 865 -2.1 69 716 +11.1
Note : Port cargo comprises seaborne cargo and river cargo. Seaborne cargo refers to cargo transported by vessels plying beyond the river trade limits. River cargo refers to cargo transported by vessels plying exclusively within the river trade limits. The river trade limits mean the waters in the vicinity of Hong Kong which broadly include the Pearl River, Mirs Bay and Macao, and other inland waterways in Guangdong and Guangxi which are accessible from waters in the vicinity of Hong Kong.
Source : Outward Processing and Shipping Statistics Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2582 2126
 Enquiry e-mail : shipping@censtatd.gov.hk)



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