Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in January 2021: Crude Oil Down

Azov and Black Sea Basin Throughput in January 2021: Crude Oil Down

  • The article is based on SeaNews PORTSTAT online service (available for SeaNews subsribers).

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Azov and Black Sea basin ports in January 2021 decreased by 14.9% year-on-year.

    Export declined by 10.9%, cabotage by 15.3%, transit was down 28.2%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 9.9%.

    The share of the Azov and Black Sea basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 amounted to 27.5%.

    More than half of the total was oil and products, with crude oil accounting for 28.9% of the overall throughput, and oil products for 22.7%. Grain amount to 20.3%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the sugar segment (up 8.9-fold), metal scrap (+96.7%), and grain (+42.3%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were Ro-Ro (-85.8%), ore (-51.6%) and crude oil (-33.9%).

    Novorossiysk accounted for 57.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Azov and Black basin sea ports in January. Tuapse handled 12.1%, and Rostov-on-Don 8.1% of the total.


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