According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in September 2020 declined by 13.5% year-on-year. Export was down 14.2%, import down 0.6%, cabotage down by 5.2%, and transit dropped by 49.8%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.1% in September 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 30.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 19.5%. Coal and coke amounted to 21.3%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the chemicals segment (up 2.1-fold), foodstuffs (+45.7%) and ore (+41.6%).
The commodities that decreased the most were liquefied gas (-56.2%), non-ferrous metals (-50.9%) and crude oil (-42.3%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 41.2% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in September. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26%, and Primorsk 19.6% of the total.