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Saudi Arabia’s March Year-to-Date Ports Volume: Summary

May 15, 2012

Following is a table of the March year-to-date throughput for major ports in Saudi Arabia.

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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage           27.2%        24.9%        19.0%         5.5%

Total Cargo Discharged        36.3%        35.8%        26.0%         9.7%
 Construction                 39.5%        44.9%        34.1%        11.5%
 Food & Foodstuffs            64.9%        67.3%        55.0%        -0.7%
 Vehicles                     24.6%        24.8%        16.4%         2.3%
 Consumer Goods               27.7%        20.4%        31.5%        13.9%
 Other Cargo                  22.1%        18.7%         4.5%        16.5%

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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Cargo Loaded            18.6%        15.5%        13.6%         5.2%
 Refined Products             22.8%        15.7%         8.8%         6.3%
 Liquified Gas               -13.4%         6.8%        63.9%        -0.9%
 Petrochemicals               10.7%        11.5%        16.1%         4.2%
 Food & Foodstuffs            24.7%        16.6%         8.1%        19.4%
 Industrial Products          23.3%         6.8%       -11.5%        -7.2%
 Recycling Material           26.0%        18.9%         9.9%         8.4%
 Empty Containers             42.0%        33.4%        28.3%         8.9%
 Vehicles                     29.9%        29.1%       -14.0%       -13.0%
 Other Cargo Loaded           29.9%        29.3%        25.8%         7.2%

Total Containers (TEU)        25.2%        38.4%        19.3%         7.2%
 Discharged                   23.7%        21.4%        18.3%         9.0%
 Loaded                       26.7%        61.0%        20.3%         5.3%


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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Passengers               7.2%         3.1%         2.4%         9.3%
 Arrived                       2.4%        -2.1%        -5.8%         8.6%
 Departed                     14.1%        11.0%        16.6%        10.1%
                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage      44,621,882   28,686,733   14,031,162  162,486,193

Total Cargo Discharged   20,475,313   13,222,114    6,504,779   73,650,938
 Construction             4,835,018    3,130,778    1,617,728   15,490,897
 Food & Foodstuffs        5,563,776    3,657,135    1,847,806   20,074,284
 Vehicles                   567,735      363,447      180,860    1,947,822
 Consumer Goods           1,743,364    1,123,781      638,702    6,959,121
 Other Cargo              7,765,420    4,946,973    2,219,683   29,178,814

Total Cargo Loaded       23,760,332   15,451,945    7,526,383   91,349,476
 Refined Products        10,867,135    7,193,387    3,442,415   42,123,910
 Liquified Gas              408,484      306,709      197,271    1,841,858
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                              March         Feb.         Jan.         Dec.
                               2012         2012         2012         2011
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                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
 Petrochemicals           8,092,202    5,185,582    2,513,790   31,974,063
 Food & Foodstuffs          208,135      126,447       61,720      673,101
 Industrial Products        819,558      466,970      206,959    2,568,029
 Recycling Material         157,342       93,497       42,866      425,669
 Empty Containers           552,662      357,177      177,014    1,927,280
 Vehicles                    38,057       23,939        9,241      152,550
 Other Cargo Loaded       2,646,757    1,698,237      875,107    9,663,016

Total Containers (TEU)    1,558,009    1,016,403      509,864    5,694,538
 Discharged                 784,162      508,202      257,064    2,922,747
 Loaded                     773,847      508,201      252,800    2,771,791

Total Passengers            249,002      164,108       85,653    1,376,141
 Arrived                    140,623       94,437       49,742      708,615
 Departed                   108,379       69,671       35,911      667,526
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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.

SOURCE: Saudi Ports Authority

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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