According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in August 2021 increased by 0.7% year-on-year.
Export grew by 7.5%, import by 12.4%. Transit was down 13.3%, and cabotage down 38.8%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In August, crude oil accounted for 26.4% of the total volume and oil products for 18.6%. Coal and coke constituted 24.2% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 6.1-fold), Ro-Ro (+42.5%) and metal scrap (+40.6%).
The commodities that decreased the most were metal scrap (-38.8%), liquefied gas (-38.8%) and liquid chemicals (-30.4%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 32.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in August. The Baltic basin handled 30.3%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 25.3%, the Arctic basin for 11.1% and the Caspian basin for 0.9% of the total.