Key Statistics: Trends in cargo traffic at Indian ports

Trends in cargo traffic at Indian ports

Cargo traffic at Indian ports has grown at a CAGR of 7.05 per cent from 2003-04 to 2017-18. Of this, the major and non-major ports grew at a CAGR of 4.96  per cent  and 11.13  per cent, respectively, during the period under consideration.

The shares of commodites handled at major ports have seen significant changes from 1998-99 to 2017-18. The share of POL decreased from 42.68 per cent to 35.87 per cent between 1998-99 and 2017-18 while the share of coal increased from 15.32  per cent to 21.47  per cent and that of containers increased significantly from 9.45  per cent  to 19.67  per cent.