According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in December 2019 increased by 5.5% year-on-year.
Import was down 3.8%, cabotage down 1.9% and transit down 0.9%. Export grew by 7.3%.
In December the Russian sea ports handled 40.2 mn tons of liquid bulk, up 1.9% year-on-year. Solid bulk (grab) cargo grew by 19.1% up to 18.4 mn tons, containerized cargo by 3% up to 5 mn tons, and bulk (suction) cargo by 3.7% up to 4.4 mn tons.
Other commodities demonstrated a downward trend. General cargo was down 5.8% to 5.1 mn tons. Timber and logs declined by 19.8% down to 414.8 thousand tons.
The largest share of the aggregate seaborne cargo traffic was handled in the Azov and Black Sea basin, which accounted for 24 mn tons, up 6.1% year-on-year.
The ports located in the Baltic basin ports saw their combined throughput decrease by 6% down to 20.6 mn tons.
The Russian Far East ports handled 19.4 mn tons, up 20.6%.
The Arctic basin ports handled 8.7 mn tons in December, down 1.2% year-on-year.
Cargo throughput in the Caspian basin surged by 81.8% year-on-year to make 752.7 thousand tons.
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.