Container exports to the U.S. from 18 Asian countries and regions plunged 10.5% to 1,462,527 TEUs in November, which have suffered a year-on-year contraction for three months in a row, according to the Japan Maritime Center (JMC), which refers to the Journal of Commerce (JOC)'s Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS). In January-November, a total of 19,761,598 TEUs were moved on the trade, which increased 2.8% from the corresponding months of the previous year.

By origin, exports from China accounted for 795,466 TEUs, down 21.6%; from South Korea, 100,746 TEUs, up 25.3%; from Taiwan, 58,335 TEUs, down 0.6%; and from Japan, 53,562 TEUs, up 22.3%.

From Southeast Asia, 337,405 TEUs were carried, up 13%. Vietnam held the largest share of the pie, exporting 167,499 TEUs, up 29.6%. Those from Thailand, on the other hand, fell 2.4% to 61,308 TEUs. Containers from Indonesia shrank 3.5% to 39,770 TEUs. Those from Malaysia jumped 10.5% to 31,841 TEUs.

Containers from South Asia were sluggish across the board, sliding 7.6% to 111,192 TEUs in total. Those from India waned 3.9% to 84,784 TEUs, while exports from Bangladesh decreased 25.4% to 8,927 TEUs.




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