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Shipping: Overseas Trade

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 145845, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of overseas trade that will be delivered to the UK through the maritime industry in the next 10 years.

Answered on

29 March 2022

The Department for Transport monitors and publishes port freight statistics on a quarterly and annual basis. The department’s published port freight statistics for the last quarter of 20211 and for both 20202 and 20193 are provided below. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused worldwide disruption to trade, and its impacts on the maritime sector are evidenced in these statistics.

[1] Port freight statistics October 2021 – December 2021:

[2] Port freight annual statistics 2020 report:

[3] Port freight annual statistics: 2019 report: