According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in March 2021 decreased by 8.9% year-on-year. Export was down 8.5%, import down 12.2%, and cabotage declined by 49.3%. Transit, on the contrary, grew by 66.8%.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 27.6% in March 2021.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 31.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 20.5%. Coal and coke amounted to 18.9%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in other general cargo (+61.6%), Ro-Ro (+30.7%) and coal and coke (+17.2%) segments.
The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-60.6%), foodstuffs (-55.8%) and chemicals (-50.5%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 42.3% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in March 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 26.2%, and Primorsk 21% of the total.