According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in April 2020 increased by 8.3% year-on-year.
Transit was up 15.6%, export grew by 8.4%, and cabotage by 6.8%. Import, on the contrary, declined by 1.2%.
More than 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure is oil and products. In April, crude oil accounted for 32% of the total volume and oil products for 17.3%. Coal and coke constituted 20.6% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the grain segment (up 2.6-fold), ore (up 2.3-fold) and other bulk (suction) (+51.2%).
The commodities that decreased the most were liquid chemicals (-36.7%), Ro-Ro (-32.1%) and non-ferrous metals (-28.1%).
The Baltic basin accounted for 31.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in April. The Azov and Black Sea basin handled 30.7%, the Far East basin accounted for 25.9%, the Arctic basin for 11.3% and the Caspian basin for 1% of the total.