The total cargo throughput via the Caspian basin ports in December 2021 declined by 24.8% year-on-year.
According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, export was down 6.2%, transit decreased by 42.7%, and cabotage by 57.3%. Import surged 2.2-fold.
The share of the Caspian basin in the total cargo traffic via all the Russian seaports in December 2021 made 0.7%.
46.1% of the total cargo traffic was crude oil, grain accounted for 26.4% and timber and logs for 9.8%.
It should be noted that the highest growth was in other bulk (suction) (up 4-fold), piece cargo (up 3-fold), and other general cargo (up 2.4-fold).
The commodities that decreased were foodstuffs (-97.3%), Ro-Ro (-91.7%) and crude oil (-42.9%).
Makhachkala accounted for 62.1% of the aggregate cargo throughput via the Russian Caspian basin sea ports in December. Astrakhan handled 34.4%, and Olya 3.5% of the total.