The port of Yokohama saw its container trade with foreign countries decline 2.6 percent in 2012 from a year earlier to 2,731,231 twenty-foot-equivalent units, according to preliminary figures released by the Yokohama municipal government.
In 2012, Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest container port after Tokyo, exported 1,465,718 TEUs of containers, down 2.1 percent from 2011, and imported 1,265,514 TEUs of containers, down 3.0 percent from 2011.
Including container trade within Japan, Yokohama handled a total of 3,052,775 TEUs in 2012, down 1.0 percent from 2011.
Yokohama handled 956,048 TEUs of containers in trade with China — its biggest trading partner — in 2012, down 3.5 percent from a year earlier. Exports to China totaled 543,157 TEUs, down 3.6 percent, while imports from China amounted to 412,891 TEUs, down 3.4 percent.
Yokohama handled 327,200 TEUs of containers in trade with the United States — its second-biggest trading partner — in 2012, down 6.6 percent from a year earlier. Exports to the U.S. totaled 82,877 TEUs, down 9.4 percent, while imports from the U.S. amounted to 244,324 TEUs, down 5.6 percent.