Russian Ports’ Throughput in May 2021: Metal Scrap Up

Russian Ports’ Throughput in May 2021: Metal Scrap 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 May 2021 increased by 0.5% year-on-year.

    Transit grew by 9.9%, import by 24.4%. Export was down 0.7%, cabotage declined by 7.6%.

    Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In May, crude oil accounted for 28.8% of the total volume and oil products for 17.8%. Coal and coke constituted 26.1% of the total.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in the Ro-Ro segment (+69%), metal scrap (+50.1%) and other general cargo (+16.9%).

    The commodities that decreased the most were foodstuffs (-48%), liquid chemicals (-44.4%) and ferry cargo (-36.4%).

    The Baltic basin accounted for 30.6% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in May. The Azov and Black Sea basin handled 28.9%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 28.8%, the Arctic basin for 10.9% and the Caspian basin for 0.9% of the total.


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