Foreign trade turnover via the Baltic Customs made some $2.3 mn during the first month of 2019.
The number of cargo declarations issued made 23.6 thousand. This number includes come 21.6 thousand of import declarations and almost 2 thousand of export declarations.
In terms of tonnage, over 1 mn tons of cargo was declared via the Baltic Customs, up 6% year-on-year. Import traffic increased by 9.5% up to 812 thousand tons, while export declined by 3.8% down to 263.3 mn tons.
A significant share in the import volume is fruit accounting for 33.3%. Other top import commodities are polymer materials, organic chemicals, ferrous metals and vehicles.
The top export commodities are timber and woodwork (43.8%), ferrous metals, inorganic chemical products, paper and board, and pulp.
The major countries of origin for import cargo in the Baltic Customs region in January 2019 were China, Ecuador, Morocco, Germany, and South Korea.
The top countries of destination for export via the Baltic Customs were China (its share made 18.8%), Turkey and Sweden.