According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in August 2021 declined by 8.8% year-on-year. Transit was down 8.4%, import down 9.7%, cabotage decreased by 50.5%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 3.6%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in August 2021 made 0.9%.
55.4% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 19.6% and liquid foodstuffs for 12.4%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in liquid foodstuffs (up 2.5-fold), containerized cargo (+73.3%), and other bulk (grab) cargo (+35.4%).
The commodities that decreased were piece cargo (-75.9%), ferrous metals (-44.4%) and other general cargo (-38.4%).
Makhachkala accounted for 64% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in August. Astrakhan handled 33.1%, and Olya 3% of the total.