According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in January 2021 declined by 10.2% year-on-year. Transit was down 10.4%, and export down 15.1%. Import increased by 13.3%, and cabotage by 15.2%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in January 2021 made 1%.
54.8% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 19.9% and liquid foodstuffs for 8.5%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in reefer cargo (up 3.9-fold), other bulk (grab) (up 2.6-fold) and foodstuffs (up 2.1-fold).
The commodities that decreased were chemical and mineral fertilizers (-81.3%), ferrous metals (-57.6%) and piece cargo (-35.7%).
Makhachkala accounted for 59.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in January. Astrakhan handled 36.4%, and Olya 4% of the total.