Container exports from 18 Asian countries and regions to the U.S. rebounded from a year earlier in February. Thanks to massive demand, they surged 29.4% year on year to 1.6 million TEUs, according to statistics compiled by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC) with data provided by Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS). In the first two months, they totaled 3.34 million TEUs, up 22%.

Containers increased in two digits from almost all of the 18 economies, with those from China soaring 29.5% to 883,693 TEUs; from South Korea, 14.1% to 91,743 TEUs; from Taiwan, 20.3% to 55,982 TEUs; and from Japan, 14.3% to 54,620 TEUs.

Shipments from Southeast Asia amounted to 403,052 TEUs in total, up 41.9%. Those from Vietnam accounted for 214,177 TEUs, up 46.9%; from Thailand, 76,627 TEUs, up 41.6%; from Indonesia, 39,118 TEUs, up 27.4%; and from Malaysia, 35,243 TEUs, up 52%.

South Asia was responsible for 106,650 TEUs, up 17.5%, including 81,226 TEUs from India, up 16.1%.




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