|Tonnage of goods handled by main Irish ports, Quarter 1 2018-20201|
|Category of goods||Q1 2018||Q1 2019||Q1 2020||% Change Q1 2019-2020|
|Break bulk & other goods||211||285||248||-13.0%|
|1 Data for Rosslare is not included in this table|
Six of the seven main Irish ports handled 12.1 million tonnes of goods in Q1 2020, a decrease of 8.8% compared with Q1 2019. Goods forwarded from these ports amounted to 3.9 million tonnes in Q1 2020, while a total of 8.0 million tonnes of goods were received. Please note that Rosslare data is not included. See table 2.
The tonnage of goods handled decreased in four of the five traffic categories in Q1 2020, with the only quarterly percentage increase in liquid bulk (4.6%). See table 2 and graph.
Two fifths (38.0%) of the total tonnage of goods handled was accounted for by trade with Great Britain & Northern Ireland and other EU countries (35.1%).
The results also show that: