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Published: 10 January 2022

Sea transport increased in November

The goods volume of foreign sea transport was in total 8.3 million tonnes in November 2021. Sea transport increased by six per cent from last year's November. Exports increased by eight per cent and were 4.6 million tonnes. Import volume increased by three per cent and amounted to 3.8 million tonnes.

Foreign sea Transport by month (tonnes) in 2019 to 2021

Foreign sea Transport by month (tonnes) in 2019 to 2021

General cargo was transported most, in total 1.5 million tonnes, which was 19 per cent of all transport. The second most transported were oil products, 1.1 million tonnes, and crude oil, 0.8 million tonnes.

Container transport

A total of 0.9 million tonnes of containers were transported through Finnish ports in November 2021, which was 7 per cent less than in November 2020. The number of containers transported was 62,169 (110,393 TEU containers) 1) . Exports of containers went down by 14 per cent measured in tonnes and imports went up by 10 per cent compared to November 2020.

Vehicle transport

A total of 229,688 transport equipment were transported in foreign sea traffic in November 2021. Most transports of transport equipment were cars belonging to passengers. In November, 119,529 cars belonging to passengers were transported. The second most transported were trucks, 63,251 and truck trailers, 42,651.

Passenger traffic

A total of 772,456 persons were transported in passenger traffic in November 2021. In all, 400,006 passengers between Finland and Sweden, 316,504 passengers travelled between Finland and Estonia and 5,943 passengers between Finland and Germany. Compared with November 2020, the number of passengers more than doubled. Compared with November 2019, the number of passengers was, however, just 59 per cent. In November 2021, no passengers of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland.

Vessel traffic and goods volume in the Saimaa Canal

A total of 87,863 tons of transport were registered through the canal in foreign traffic. Crude minerals and cement were transported most in vessels in foreign traffic, in total 29,094 tonnes. The second most transported was timber.


1) TEU, the basic measurement unit of container traffic, refers to one container that is twenty feet long, eight feet wide and 8.5 feet high.

Source: Transport and tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Henna Ylimaa 029 551 3709, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, henna.ylimaa@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 10.01.2022

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Foreign Shipping Traffic [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-2002. November 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.11.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/uvliik/2021/11/uvliik_2021_11_2022-01-10_tie_001_en.html