According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in June 2021 declined by 16.1% year-on-year. Transit was down 12.9%, export down 22.8%, and cabotage decreased by 46.2%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 6.5%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in June 2021 made 0.8%.
57.8% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, liquid foodstuffs accounted for 12.6% and grain for 8.8%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in liquid foodstuffs (+59.3%), and other general cargo (+3.7%).
The commodities that decreased were other bulk (suction) (-69.2%), ferrous metals (-54.9%) and grain (-52.4%).
Makhachkala accounted for 63.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in June. Astrakhan handled 33.4%, and Olya 3.2% of the total.