According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in May 2019 grew by 1.8% year-on-year.
Export was up 5.6%, and import up 12.8%. Transit dropped by 16.3% and cabotage by 15.4%.
In May the Russian sea ports handled 38.9 mn tons of liquid bulk, up 11.1% year-on-year. Solid bulk (grab) cargo grew by 5.8% up to 19.3 mn tons, and containerized cargo by 1.8% up to 4.8 mn tons.
Other commodities demonstrated a downward trend. General cargo was down 28.6% to 4.5 mn tons, timber and logs down 16% to 415.9 thousand tons, bulk (suction) cargo down 43.2% to 2.5 mn tons, the latter mainly due to a 52.4% drop in grain handling.
The largest share of the aggregate seaborne cargo traffic was handled in the Baltic basin ports, which accounted for 23.1 mn tons, up 8.2% year-on-year.
The ports located in the Azov and Black Sea basin saw their combined throughput decline by 13.8% down to 19.6 mn tons.
The Russian Far East ports handled 18.4 mn tons, up 3.6%.
The Arctic basin ports handled 8.6 mn tons in May, up 24.5% year-on-year.
In the Caspian basin, 673.1 thousand tons was handled, up 90.7% year-on-year.
For details, see the infographics below.
And even more details, as well as a tool to make your own infographics and analyze the statistics of all the Russian sea ports and terminals are available in our online PORTSTAT service.