Russian Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Grain Up

Russian Ports’ Throughput in February 2021: Grain Up

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

    According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in February 2021 increased by 1.6% year-on-year.

    Import was up 1.2%, export grew by 3.2%, transit by 9.2%. Cabotage, on the contrary, declined by 19.8%.

    Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In February, crude oil accounted for 28.8% of the total volume and oil products for 18.7%. Coal and coke constituted 22% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the grain segment (+58.5%), ore (+25.9%) and coal and coke (+22%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were ferry cargo (-43.9%), other bulk (suction) (-41.4%) and metal scrap (-16.3%).

    The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 33.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in February. The Baltic basin handled 27.6%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 26.6%, the Arctic basin for 11.4% and the Caspian basin for 0.9% of the total.


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