The total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in October 2021 declined by 14.7% year-on-year.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, transit was down 21.9%, import down 29.5%, cabotage decreased by 63.2%. Export, on the contrary, grew by 16.4%.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in October 2021 made 0.8%.
51.2% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 29.7% and timber and logs for 9.5%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (suction) (+76.9%), grain (+22%), and other general cargo (+21.7%).
The commodities that decreased were ferrous metals (-98.3%), piece cargo (-68%) and liquid foodstuffs (-36.1%).
Makhachkala accounted for 59.8% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in October. Astrakhan handled 35.9%, and Olya 4.4% of the total.