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Port of Melbourne shows continuous growth

Total trade through the Port of Melbourne for July 2018 saw a 9.0% increase (8.46 million revenue tonnes) on July
of last year (2017).

All cargo types recorded increases for the month, with the exception of the dry bulk cargoes. Dry bulk decreases
were a direct result of lower grain exports with the FY18 harvest returning closer to average volumes following a
record FY17.

Total container throughput (full + empty) for July increased 9.1% over July 2017 to a total of 255,153 TEU, with
total imports for the month up 6.9% and total exports increasing 11.4%.

Full container imports for July were 7.3% up on the same month last year. At a sector level, overseas imports
gained 6.8% for the month; imports from Tasmania were up 18.0%.

Commodities most responsible for the monthly increase in containerised imports included, electrical machinery (
31%), miscellaneous manufactures ( 13%), timber ( 37%), furniture ( 12%), aluminium ( 52%), miscellaneous
food preparations ( 12%), and ceramic goods ( 22%).

Container Throughput: (TEU)

Following two consecutive months of decline in May and June, liquid bulk trade returned to positive territory in
July with a 7.7% increase over July 2017.

Motor vehicle trade in total for July recorded a 5.5% increase over the equivalent month last year. Transport
equipment imports (commercial vehicles) were the main contributor to the monthly result; increasing 44.5%
(+2,371 units) while imports of new passenger vehicles were up 6.7% (+841 units).

Non‐Containerised Trade: Revenue Tonnes

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