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As a port handing primarily containerized cargoes, there are literally thousands of types of goods moving through the Port of Charleston.

Calendar Year 2021

ImportsTEUS%
MACHINERY PARTS 171,21713.6%
FURNITURE SPORTING GOODS TOYS  161,02512.8%
YARNS FIBRES TEXTILES APPAREL135,29610.7%
CHEMICALS124,9329.9%
TIRES UNFINISHED RUBBER PLASTIC PRODUCTS 109,6598.7%
VEHICLES BOATS AIRCRAFT 103,3338.2%
HARDWARE LIGHTING MISC METALWARE   96,3007.6%
FOREST PRODUCTS   66,1745.2%
FOODSTUFFS AND BASIC AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS  57,4814.6%
MINERAL PRODUCTS INCL COAL TILES GLASS  50,7404.0%
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRIC GOODS  36,3592.9%
OTHER       27,8212.2%
METALS INCLUDING PRIMARY SHAPES    25,8332.0%
MISCELLANEOUS    23,4851.9%
FOOTWARE GLOVES BAGS  23,2991.8%
MISC ITEMS JEWELRY COMBS ARTS CRAFTS  16,3791.3%
PLASTIC FILMS SHEETS FOAM  SPONGES  15,6661.2%
INSTRUMENTS PHOTO GOODS14,0691.1%
ORES CONCENTRATES 3,7210.3%
Grand Total1,262,787
ExportsTEUS%
FOREST PRODUCTS169,42321.7%
CHEMICALS153,36919.6%
VEHICLES BOATS AIRCRAFT118,98415.2%
FOODSTUFFS AND BASIC AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS102,81613.1%
YARNS FIBRES TEXTILES APPAREL  44,4825.7%
TIRES UNFINISHED RUBBER PLASTIC PRODUCTS   35,2784.5%
MACHINERY PARTS   33,4714.3%
MINERAL PRODUCTS INCL COAL TILES GLASS   20,9652.7%
METALS INCLUDING PRIMARY SHAPES 20,9172.7%
MISCELLANEOUS    18,6872.4%
HARDWARE LIGHTING MISC METALWARE18,2072.3%
ORES CONCENTRATES12,6341.6%
FURNITURE SPORTING GOODS TOYS 12,3281.6%
PLASTIC FILMS SHEETS FOAM  SPONGES     8,4621.1%
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRIC GOODS        5,2850.7%
INSTRUMENTS PHOTO GOODS        4,8070.6%
OTHER       7450.1%
MISC ITEMS JEWELRY COMBS ARTS CRAFTS       5920.1%
FOOTWARE GLOVES BAGS       4630.1%
Grand Total781,915

Source:  PIERS Data Loaded import and export TEUs only.

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