Tarragona, Spain (PortSEurope) November 26, 2019 – The accumulated maritime traffic of the port of Tarragona in October was 27.8 million tons and represents an increase of 4.5% compared to the accumulated traffic of October 2018. These results are due to the good performance of goods – such as crude oil, petrol, energy gases and cereals, with record numbers. These sectors, along with the common salt, already made record figures in the past month of September.
Crude oil traffic reached 8.27 million tons in October; which represents an increase of 551,000 tons, compared to the accumulated traffic of October 2018 and an increase of 7.1%. This good performance is also observed in gasoline which was almost 1 million tons more than in the month of October last year, which represents an increase of more than 700%; in energy gases with an increase of 20.3%, compared to October 2018; and in the common salt (4.5%). Cereals and feed also boost cumulative traffic results this October. Since 2004, this October records 3.33 million tons accumulated and an increase of 5.6% compared to the accumulated traffic of October 2018.
Another commodity with a good performance is the traffic in vehicles. The number of vehicles as of October 31 of this year stood at 173,995 units, compared to 153,423 traffic units accumulated in the month of October 2018, an increase of 10.5%.
62% of the sea traffic accumulated in October this year in the Port of Tarragona is concentrated in ten countries around the world. The trade with Spain was 3,013,398 tons and represents 10.8% of the total. Russia also represents 10.8% of the total traffic accumulated – so far (2,993,836 t).
The third country with more activity with the Port of Tarragona is the USA with a weight of 8.8% and traffic of 2,436,342 tons. Three African countries occupy the 4th, 5th and 6th places, respectively. They are Algeria (6.0%), Libya (5.3%) and Angola (4.8%). Ukraine is also an important partner with 1.3 million tons (4.7%), followed by Brazil with 1.22 million tons (4.4%), Italy with 900,000 tons (3.5%) and the United Kingdom with just over 800,000 tons (3.0%). These 10 countries together sum a total of 17.2 million tons of the 27.8 accumulated from January to October 2019.
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