According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in January 2021 decreased by 5.1% year-on-year. Export was down 5.3%, import down 7.1%, and cabotage declined by 15.9%. Transit, on the contrary, grew by 48.8%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 33.2% in January 2021.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 31.3% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 23%. Coal and coke amounting to 19.6%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in grain (+58.5%), Ro-Ro (+44.1%) and other bulk (suction) segments (+25.3%).
The commodities that decreased the most were chemicals (-41%), piece cargo (-34.3%) and timber and logs (-31.4%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 44.7% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December. the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 22.2%, and Primorsk 21.1% of the total.