According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in July 2021 increased by 9.9% year-on-year.
Export grew by 7.3%, import by 7.4%. Transit was up 17.9%, and cabotage up 24.3%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In July, crude oil accounted for 27.8% of the total volume and oil products for 16.6%. Coal and coke constituted 27% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 3.8-fold), reefer cargo (up 2.1-fold) and metal scrap (+42.4%).
The commodities that decreased the most were grain (-23.4%), other bulk (suction) (-19.2%) and ore (-15%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 30.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in July. The Baltic basin handled 29.5%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 27.2%, the Arctic basin for 12% and the Caspian basin for 0.8% of the total.