The Port of Oakland in 2010 reported strong growth in containerized imports and in total container volume, and a slight decrease in exports. Although exports declined 1.3 percent from 2009, the export volume in 2010 was the second highest ever at the Northern California port.
According to statistics published on the port's Web site, containerized imports last year increased 14.5 percent over 2009, and the total container volume including imports, exports and empties, increased 13.9 percent.
Exports in 2010 totaled 954,814 20-foot equivalent units. That was second only to the record of 966,882 TEUs in 2009.
By The Numbers: U.S. Foreign Trade.
December was a down month for Oakland, with imports declining 2.5 percent from December 2009 and exports down 6.6 percent.
Oakland is unlike most West Coast ports in that it normally exports more container loads of cargo than it imports, so its exports in 2009 actually increased while exports declined at most ports.
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