According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in August 2020 declined by 12.3% year-on-year. Export was down 12.1%, import down 14%, transit decreased by 14.2%, and cabotage by 14.5%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 26% in August 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 27.5% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 21.3%. Coal and coke amounting to 20.9%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in grain segment (+55%), metal scrap (+29.8%) and ferry cargo (+21.7%).
The commodities that decreased the most were timber (-59.9%), liquefied gas (-47.2%) and non-ferrous metal (-40.8%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 43.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in August. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 27.4%, and Primorsk 16.8% of the total.