The total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in December 2021 grew by 5.1% year-on-year. Import increased by 0.9%, export by 5.2%, transit by 6.6%, and cabotage by 29.1%.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 31.2% in December 2021.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with oil products accounting for 28.4% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 25.6%. The share of coal and coke amounted to 15.7%.
The highest growth was in ore (up 3.3-fold), grain (up 3.2-fold) and crude oil (+49.1%) segments.
The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (suction) (-43.8%), chemicals (-39.6%) and other bulk (grab) cargo (-37.1%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 45.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in December 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 23.6%, and Primorsk 21.4% of the total.