According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in October 2020 declined by 14.7% year-on-year. Import was down 2.3%, transit down 5.6%, and export decreased by 16.4%. Cabotage, on the contrary, grew by 10%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.6% in October 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 27.7% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 19.7%. Coal and coke amounted to 22.2%.
The highest growth was in grain segment (up 5.9-fold), metal scrap (up 2.5-fold) and ferry cargo (+61%).
The commodities that decreased the most were timber and logs (-61.8%), liquefied gas (-47.5%) and crude oil (-44.9%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 43.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in October. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26.2%, and Primorsk 17% of the total.