According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in September 2020 decreased by 4.6% year-on-year.
Export was down 1.9%, cabotage down 14.4%, transit declined by 22.9%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 7%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In September, crude oil accounted for 25.5% of the total volume and oil products for 16.3%. Coal and coke constituted 25.7% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the metal scrap segment (+57.2%), ore (+52.7%) and grain (+45.4%).
The commodities that decreased the most were sugar (-92.8%), foodstuffs (-44.6%) and timber and logs (-28.5%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 32.2% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in September. The Far Eastern basin handled 28.3%, the Baltic basin accounted for 27.1%, the Arctic basin for 11.6% and the Caspian basin for 0.8% of the total.