According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in June 2020 declined by 22.4 year-on-year. Export was down 23.6%, import down 17.5%, and transit decreased by 16%. Cabotage, on the contrary, grew by 15.9%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 28.9% in June 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 27.9% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 16.7%. Coal and coke handing amounted to 19.2%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in ferry cargo segment (up 2.4-fold), chemicals (+61%) and ferrous metals (+36.5%).
The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-72.9%), crude oil (-61.2%) and timber and logs (-61.2%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 50% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in June. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 29.1%, and Primorsk 9.6% of the total.