Russian Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Grain Down

Russian Ports’ Throughput in March 2021: Grain 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 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.


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