General Goods (containerised household goods) Commodity Report

This paper publication covers the flow of general goods from their port of importation through to distribution centres. The term “general goods” refers to general household cargo such as plasticware, furniture, clothes, electronics, and home appliances. General goods are typically containerised for overseas shipping to standardise the cargo, allowing for efficient movement of freight. Exports and domestic movements from manufacturers or distribution centres to retailers are excluded from this paper’s scope. Key freight metrics for general goods are benchmarked against the United Kingdom and Great Britain. The National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy website can be found here:

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Author TBC
Maintainer NFDH
Last Updated August 23, 2023, 01:13 (UTC)
Created September 8, 2022, 04:04 (UTC)
Asset Type Dataset
AGIFT Theme Trade
Source (Internal / External) External - Other
Temporal Coverage From 2019
Temporal Coverage To 2021
Data Status Current
Update Frequency Infrequently