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Port of Long Beach: Drop in trade for November

With the end of the peak holiday shipping season, shipments through the Port of Long Beach fell by 9.5% in November, compared with the same month a year ago.

Shipping terminals saw weak imports and exports, as this November's total dropped to the equivalent of 372,085 TEUs. The port's totals are typically higher during the August-through-October period when holiday products such as Asian-made clothing, toys, shoes, consumer electronics and household goods are headed to retailers. Unlike recent years, there were fewer last-minute shipments of holiday merchandise this November.

Imports declined to 193,861 TEUs, a decrease of 9% from November 2000. Exports fell 16.4% to 75,879 TEUs in November-the 13th consecutive month in which this year's export total was lower when compared with the same month a year ago. Asian economies have been very weak. Exports moved through the port include industrial equipment and raw materials, such as plastics, chemicals and recycled wastepaper. The number of empty containers shipped through the port declined in November to 102,345 TEUs, a decrease of 4.4% from a year ago.