|Tonnage of goods handled by main Irish ports, Quarter 1 2017-2019|
|Category of goods||Q1 2017||Q1 2018||Q1 2019||% Change Q1 2018-2019|
|Break bulk & other goods||225||213||292||37.1%|
The seven main Irish ports handled 13.2 million tonnes of goods in Q1 2019, an increase of 3.0% compared with Q1 2018. Goods forwarded from these ports amounted to 4.4 million tonnes in Q1 2019, while a total of 8.8 million tonnes of goods were received. See table 2.
The tonnage of goods handled increased in four of the five traffic categories in Q1 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. The only quarterly percentage decrease was recorded in dry bulk goods (-3.7%).
The results also show that:
Note: With effect from Quarter 1 2019, Statistics of Port Traffic will be published quarterly.