According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total cargo throughput of the Russian sea ports in December 2021 increased by 2.1% year-on-year.
Cabotage grew by 8.3%, import by 12.2%, and transit by 14.9%. Export declined slightly by 0.3%.
Almost 50% in the Russian sea ports’ commodity structure was oil and products. In December, crude oil accounted for 30.5% of the total volume and oil products for 17.3%. Coal and coke constituted 21.2% of the total.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in the other general cargo segment (+28.6%), foodstuffs (+21.8%) and Ro-Ro (+18.6%).
The commodities that decreased the most were liquid chemicals (-37.8%), timber and logs (-26.1%) and grain (-16.7%).
The Azov and Black Sea basin accounted for 32% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian sea ports in December. The Baltic basin handled 31.2%, the Far Eastern basin accounted for 25.3%, the Arctic basin for 10.8% and the Caspian basin for 0.7% of the total.