According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in December 2020 increased by 3% year-on-year. Import was up 1.2%, and export up 3.6%. Cabotage, on the contrary, declined by 8.3%, and transit by 15.2%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 30.3% in December 2020.
Almost half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 29.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 18.1%. Coal and coke amounting to 22.8%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in ore segment (+87.8%), metal scrap (+80.9%) and chemicals (+62.9%).
The commodities that decreased the most were foodstuffs (-34.4%), crude oil (-30.7%) and grain (-24.4%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 43.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December. The Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 25.15%, and Primorsk 18.6% of the total.