Kingsford Smith Airport

The visualisations show the import and export volumes at Kingsford Smith Airport and the breakdown in the key commodities.

Kingsford Smith Airport is Australia’s busiest airport. Approximately 45 per cent of all air freight imports and exports in both value and volume go through it. Over 80 per cent of freight is carried in the holds of passenger aircraft with the remainder transported in dedicated freight aircraft.

About the data

Dataset name: Kingsford Smith Airport Freight
Data owner: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Data provider: MariTrade
Operator Coverage: Kingsford Smith Airport
Date range: 2005 onwards
Frequency: Monthly

Data: To access the data, please click here

Description: The visualisations show a breakdown of monthly import and export (in tonnes) volumes at Kingsford Smith Airport as well as a breakdown of the top ten export and import commodities.


Data is reported by MariTrade to Transport for NSW and will be two months behind due to volume of data collection and processing by ABS.

The data does not show total freight through Kingsford Smith Airport as it does not include domestic freight.