Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made $2.54 bn in January 2021, down 2.3% year-on-year.
During the first month of the year, the number of cargo declarations issued made 22.9 thousand (-9.1%) including 20.2 thousand of import declarations (-9.9%) and 2.6 thousand of export declarations (-2.5%).
In terms of tonnage, over 2.8 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 25.3% year-on-year. Import traffic was down 12.2% to 685.1 thousand tons, while export grew by 45% up to 2.2 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume was fruit accounting for 24%. Other top import commodities were polymer materials, ferrous metals, equipment, and fish and seafood.
The top export commodities were ore, stag and ash (36.6%), fertilizers, ferrous metals, salt, sulphur, soil and stones, and timber and woodwork.
The major countries of origin for import cargo in the Baltic Customs region in January 2021 were China, Ecuador, Republic of Korea, India, and Germany.
The top countries of destination for export via the Baltic Customs were China (its share made 38.7%), Turkey and Brazil.