According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in March 2021 decreased by 6.5% year-on-year.
Export was down 5.3%, transit declined by 15.7%, cabotage by 15%. Import, on the contrary, grew by 7.1%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In March, crude oil accounted for 27.3% of the total volume and oil products for 18.7%. Coal and coke constituted 24.9% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in sugar (up 6.4-fold), reefer cargo (+37.9%) and ferrous metals (+32.7%) segments.
The commodities that decreased the most were ferry cargo (-55.3%), grain (-41.1%) and metal scrap (-29.6%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 31.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in March. The Baltic basin handled 28.9%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 27.4%, the Arctic basin for 11.6% and the Caspian basin for 1% of the total.