According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in May 2020 increased by 2.1% year-on-year.
Transit was up 6%, export grew by 3.4%. Import declined by 7.6%, and cabotage by 7%.
More than 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure is oil and products. In May, crude oil accounted for 29% of the total volume and oil products for 18.6%. Coal and coke constituted 23.3% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the ore segment (+91.5%), foodstuffs (+39%) and grain (+38.1%).
The commodities that decreased the most were liquid chemicals (-53.5%), Ro-Ro (-42.8%) and metal scrap (-36.7%).
The Baltic basin accounted for 32.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in May. The Far East basin handled 28.9%, the Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 27%, the Arctic basin for 11% and the Caspian basin for 0.8% of the total.