According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in January 2021 decreased by 7.4% year-on-year.
Export was down 5.8%, import by 2.4%, cabotage by 7.6%, and transit by 24.5 8%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In December, crude oil accounted for 24.8% of the total volume and oil products for 18.6%. Coal and coke constituted 22.3% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 8.9-fold), grain (+39.9%) and other general cargo (+8.9%).
The commodities that decreased the most were ferry cargo (-45.8%), crude oil (-22.3%), and timber and logs (-17.7%).
The Baltic basin accounted for 33.2% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in January. The Azov and Black Sea basin handled 27.5%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 26.4%, the Arctic basin for 12% and the Caspian basin for 1% of the total.