According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in October 2020 decreased by 6% year-on-year.
Export was down 5.6%, cabotage down 7.1%, transit declined by 13.1%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 5%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In October, crude oil accounted for 26.5% of the total volume and oil products for 15.7%. Coal and coke constituted 24.6% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the metal scrap segment (up 2.1-fold), grain (+45.7%) and ore (+44.1%).
The commodities that decreased the most were sugar (-68.8%), ferry cargo (-30.3%) and crude oil (-24.2%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 32.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in October. The Baltic basin handled 27.6%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 26.9%, the Arctic basin for 12.1% and the Caspian basin for 1% of the total.