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Saudi Arabia’s March Throughput at Major Ports

May 15, 2012

Following is a table of the March throughput for major ports in Saudi Arabia according to data from the Saudi Ports Authority.

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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                          --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage           33.4%        29.4%        19.0%         9.4%

Total Cargo Discharged        37.2%        48.5%        26.0%        25.9%
 Construction                 30.2%        57.4%        34.1%        31.1%
 Food & Foodstuffs            60.6%        81.9%        55.0%        24.7%
 Vehicles                     24.1%        31.3%        16.4%         2.4%
 Consumer Goods               43.4%         7.0%        31.5%        33.8%
 Other Cargo                  28.5%        38.1%         4.5%        24.5%


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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                          --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Cargo Loaded            29.9%        16.6%        13.6%        -1.1%
 Refined Products             43.4%        22.8%         8.8%        -5.8%
 Liquified Gas               -44.8%       -34.4%        63.9%       -30.8%
 Petrochemicals               13.0%         6.9%        16.1%         5.7%
 Food & Foodstuffs            39.9%        21.6%         8.1%        22.9%
 Industrial Products          54.7%        19.2%       -11.5%       -44.8%
 Recycling Material           38.2%        19.8%         9.9%         0.5%
 Empty Containers             36.4%        38.5%        28.3%        18.8%
 Vehicles                     31.4%        44.0%       -14.0%       -20.8%
 Other Cargo Loaded           31.0%        32.9%        25.8%        21.0%

Total Containers (TEU)        28.8%        25.6%        19.3%        17.5%
 Discharged                   28.3%        22.1%        18.3%        17.0%
 Loaded                       29.4%        29.2%        20.3%        17.9%
                          --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Passengers              16.1%         3.8%         2.4%       -16.8%
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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
==========================================================================
                          --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Arrived                      12.9%         2.5%        -5.8%       -12.5%
 Departed                     20.1%         5.7%        16.6%       -21.5%

                          --------------------- Levels -------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage      15,947,823   14,583,342   14,031,162   16,030,023

Total Cargo Discharged    7,247,088    6,689,977    6,504,779    7,125,118
 Construction             1,698,129    1,502,905    1,617,728    1,372,184
 Food & Foodstuffs        1,906,641    1,807,556    1,847,806    2,091,499
 Vehicles                   204,288      178,363      180,860      171,501
 Consumer Goods             619,583      478,536      638,702      620,924
 Other Cargo              2,818,447    2,722,617    2,219,683    2,869,010

Total Cargo Loaded        8,502,244    7,893,365    7,526,383    8,904,905
 Refined Products         3,768,633    3,750,972    3,442,415    4,073,938
 Liquified Gas              101,775      109,438      197,271      125,093
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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
==========================================================================
                          --------------------- Levels -------------------
 Petrochemicals           3,005,592    2,669,420    2,513,790    3,327,738
 Food & Foodstuffs           81,688       62,440       61,720       54,734
 Industrial Products        352,588      242,183      206,959      197,731
 Recycling Material          63,845       47,517       42,866       39,938
 Empty Containers           165,485      179,703      177,014      178,241
 Vehicles                    14,118       11,246        9,241       10,020
 Other Cargo Loaded         948,920      820,446      875,107      897,472

Total Containers (TEU)      541,606      498,664      509,864      527,609
 Discharged                 275,960      245,942      257,064      261,263
 Loaded                     265,646      252,722      252,800      266,346

Total Passengers             84,894       78,455       85,653       89,834
 Arrived                     46,186       44,695       49,742       49,005
 Departed                    38,708       33,760       35,911       40,829
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Note 1: Previous months’ level figures are based on previous releases

and may be revised. Note 2: Percent changes calculated by Bloomberg. Note 3: Cargo is dead weight in tons.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rinat Gaynullin in Moscow at rgaynullin1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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