According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in February 2021 decreased by 14% year-on-year.
Export was down 14.3%, import down 14.7%, and cabotage declined by 31.8%. Transit, on the contrary, grew by 49.5%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.6% in February 2021.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 32.2% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 20.9%. The share of coal and coke amounted to 18.4%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in grain segment (+51.5%), chemicals (+48.6%) and ore (+32.4%).
The commodities that decreased the most were crude oil (-39.1%), liquefied gas (-36.9%) and other bulk (suction) (-36%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 42.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in February 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 25.1%, and Primorsk 22.1% of the total.