The total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in November 2021 declined by 11.5% year-on-year.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, transit was down 24.9%, and cabotage down 63%. Export grew by 4.3%, and import surged 2.6-fold.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in November 2021 made 0.8%.
43.7% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 24.7% and timber and logs for 7.7%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (suction) (up 5.5-fold), piece cargo (up 3.6-fold), and other general cargo (+44.8%).
The commodities that decreased were foodstuffs (-63.8%), crude oil (-23.9%) and timber and logs (—15.6%).
Makhachkala accounted for 63% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in November. Astrakhan handled 28.6%, and Olya 8.4% of the total.