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The ports of general interest of the Balearic Islands moved almost 15.5 million tonnes of goods in 2022, 12% more than in 2021.

45% more passengers passed through the five ports than in 2021.
Palma, 06/02/2023
Socio-economic developmentTransport and infrastructure

According to the traffic statistics of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), during the past financial year of 2022, 15,429,553 tonnes of goods passed through the ports of general interest of the Balearic Islands, resulting in an increase in traffic of 12% with respect to 2021.

The increase in goods traffic points to a recovery after the health situation and mobility limitations and is applicable to all ports, with 13% in the port of Palma, 16% in the port of Maó, 1% in the port of Alcúdia, 15% in the port of Eivissa and 21% in the port of La Savina.

In terms of general goods (consumer goods), almost 14 million tonnes were registered in total in 2022, up 10% on 2021, with 8,641,953 tonnes corresponding to the port of Palma (+10%); 2,963,337 to the port of Eivissa (+13%), 373,165 to the port of La Savina (+21%) and 534,065 to the port of Maó (+16%). An exception is the port of Alcúdia, where there has been a slight decrease of 1% in general goods compared to 2021, from 998,212 tonnes to 986,824 tonnes.

As for liquid bulk (basically fuels), the total in the Balearic Islands experienced an increase of 39%, especially in Palma with an increase of 47%, followed by the ports of Eivissa (+31%), Maó (+16%) and Alcúdia (+17%)

The increase in the volume of solid bulk cargo (coal, cereals, salt, construction materials, etc.) is overall more timid (7%), and is even negative in Palma (-7%). Eivissa, on the other hand, stands out from the rest with an increase of 60%. The rest of the ports: Maó, +14%; and Alcúdia, +7%.

45% more passengers

It is undoubtedly in passenger traffic figures that the progressive recovery after the pandemic can be seen. Therefore, if we analyse the number of passengers in the five ports, throughout 2022 there were 8.8 million, 45% more than in 2021, of which 7 million correspond to regular lines (+24%), and 1.7 million to cruises (+401%).

By ports, the number of passengers increased mainly in Palma, with 112% more, Maó with 70%, Eivissa with 34%, Alcúdia with 21% and La Savina with 19%.

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