According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in August 2021 grew by 17.2% year-on-year. Import was up 6%, export increased by 17.2%, and cabotage by 32.9%. Transit doubled.
The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 30.3% in August 2021.
More than half of the total was oil and products, with accounting oil products for 29.3% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 22.3%. Coal and coke amounting to 22.2%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in ore (up 2.2-fold), ferry cargo (+69%) and other bulk (grab) (+49.9%) segments.
The commodities that decreased the most were chemical (-69.7%), metal scrap (-61.9%) and grain (-55.5%).
Ust-Luga accounted for 44.2% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in August 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 23.9%, and Primorsk 19.7% of the total.