Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in September 2021: Ferrous Metals Up

Baltic Basin Ports’ Throughput in September 2021: Ferrous Metals Up

  • According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Baltic basin sea ports in September 2021 grew by 13% year-on-year. Export increased by 13.2%, and cabotage by 36.8%. Transit surged 2.6-fold. Import, on the contrary, declined by 6.4%.

    The article is based on SeaNews PORTSTAT online service (available for SeaNews subsribers).

    The share of the Baltic basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian sea ports amounted to 29.7% in September 2021.

    Almost half of the total was oil and products, with accounting oil products for 25.1% of the overall throughput, and crude oil for 24.5%. Coal and coke amounting to 20.7%.

    It should be noted that the highest growth was in grain (+84.5%), non-ferrous metals (+78.2%) and ferrous metals (+74.5%) segments.

    The commodities that decreased the most were other bulk (suction) (-58.6%), piece cargo (-10.1%) and timber and logs (-7.9%).

    Ust-Luga accounted for 44.5% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Baltic basin sea ports in September 2021, the Big Port of St. Petersburg handled 25%, and Primorsk 19% of the total.


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