According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in February 2021 increased by 1.6% year-on-year.
Import was up 1.2%, export grew by 3.2%, transit by 9.2%. Cabotage, on the contrary, declined by 19.8%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In February, crude oil accounted for 28.8% of the total volume and oil products for 18.7%. Coal and coke constituted 22% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the grain segment (+58.5%), ore (+25.9%) and coal and coke (+22%).
The commodities that decreased the most were ferry cargo (-43.9%), other bulk (suction) (-41.4%) and metal scrap (-16.3%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 33.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in February. The Baltic basin handled 27.6%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 26.6%, the Arctic basin for 11.4% and the Caspian basin for 0.9% of the total.