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Sea transport increased in June 2022

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According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the goods volume of foreign sea transport was in total 8.5 million tonnes in June 2022. Sea transport increased by 7 per cent from last year's June. Exports decreased by 9 per cent and were 3.8 million tonnes. Import volume increased by 24 per cent and were 4.6 million tonnes. Altogether 1.4 million persons were transported in passenger traffic, which was 66 per cent of the level before the corona pandemic.

Change in foreign sea transport per month.  Sea transport increased by 7 per cent from last year's June.

Key points

  • The volume of foreign shipping traffic totalled 8.5 million tonnes in June 2022.
  • The volume of foreign shipping traffic increased by 7 per cent year-on-year.
  • Altogether 1.5 million tonnes of goods were transported in transport units and 0.9 million tonnes in containers.
  • Altogether 1.4 million persons were transported in passenger traffic, which was 66 per cent of the level before the coronavirus pandemic.
  • No transport was registered through the Saimaa Canal in June.

General goods were transported most in foreign sea traffic in June

In June, the majority of sea transports were transports of general cargo. A total of 1.5 million tonnes of general cargo were transported. Imports of general cargo amounted to 0.8 million tonnes and exports to 0.7 million tonnes. The next most transported goods were crude oil, 1.1 million tonnes, and oil products, 1.0 million tonnes.

The graph illustrates foreign sea transports by commodity group, the main content is covered above the graph.

The most import-dominated types of goods were crude oil, ores and concentrates, coal and coke, crude minerals and cement and timber. The most export-dominated type of goods was sawn timber, paper, wood pulp, fertilizers and plywood and veneers.

Measured by volume of goods transported, the largest ports were, in order, Sköldvik, Helsinki, HaminaKotka, Raahe and Pori. Transports at Sköldvik consisted almost entirely of oil-related products and chemicals, while transports at Helsinki consisted mostly of general cargo. Most of the transports at HaminaKotka consisted of paper and other forestry products, while transports at Pori consisted mostly of coal and coke and transports at Raahe consisted mostly of ores, concentrates, crude minerals and cement.

A total of 2.5 million tonnes, or 29 per cent of all sea transports, were transported in containers and transport units. Altogether 1.5 million tonnes of goods were transported in transport units and 0.9 million tonnes in containers.

Of the goods transported in transport units, 0.8 million tonnes were transported in lorries, 0.6 million tonnes in trailers and 0.1 million tonnes in other transport units. In addition to the transport units used for goods transport, 208,756 passengers’ cars and 2,845 buses and coaches were transported.

A total of 64,245 containers were transported, which corresponds to 111,799 TEU units.

A total of 1.4 million persons were transported in passenger traffic

A total of 1,379,500 persons were transported in passenger traffic in June 2022. In all, 667,372 passengers travelled between Finland and Estonia, 633,358 passengers between Finland and Sweden and 18,148 passengers between Finland and Germany. Compared with June 2021, the number of passengers increased nearly three-fold. Compared with June 2019 the number of passengers was, however, just 66 per cent. In June 2022, 30,738 passengers of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland.

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Foreign sea transport by port and commodity group, 2022M06

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