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

November 01, 2012

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

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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage                 17.8%        19.8%        23.1%        24.9%

 Total Discharged, Type             24.0%        27.2%        29.4%        34.7%
  Bulk, Solid                       27.1%        33.4%        39.6%        55.9%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil         3.3%        11.5%         9.1%         6.0%
  General                           48.4%        45.8%        45.9%        43.0%
  Containers (tons)                 20.5%        21.7%        24.2%        27.1%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  29.4%        31.7%        31.7%        30.6%
  Livestock                         31.9%        44.5%        62.2%        82.0%


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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Total Loaded, Type                 12.9%        14.1%        18.2%        17.5%
  Bulk, Solid                        6.8%         5.0%        17.0%        -0.7%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil        10.4%        11.4%        16.1%        16.7%
  General                           22.5%         1.2%        27.7%        25.3%
  Containers (tons)                 20.7%        23.4%        23.0%        24.5%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  29.0%        29.8%        38.4%        37.9%

 Total Discharged, Item               n/a          n/a        31.6%        34.6%
  Construction                        n/a          n/a        42.6%        44.2%
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a        40.0%        47.1%
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a        34.3%        33.4%
  Consumer Goods                      n/a          n/a        19.9%        24.0%
  Other Cargo                         n/a          n/a        23.5%        24.7%

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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Total Loaded, Item                   n/a          n/a        14.7%        15.6%
  Refined Products                    n/a          n/a        17.5%        19.3%
  Liquified Gas                       n/a          n/a         1.9%        -0.6%
  Petrochemicals                      n/a          n/a         6.9%         7.5%
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a        33.1%        38.8%
  Industrial Products                 n/a          n/a        21.6%        20.8%
  Recycling Material                  n/a          n/a        21.5%        22.7%
  Empty Containers                    n/a          n/a        14.3%        19.2%
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a        39.4%        39.1%
  Other Cargo Loaded                  n/a          n/a        27.0%        26.4%

Total Containers (TEU)                n/a          n/a        21.9%        43.7%
 Discharged                           n/a          n/a        22.9%        25.6%
 Loaded                               n/a          n/a        20.8%        21.9%


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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Passengers                      n/a          n/a         5.6%        -1.8%
 Arrived                              n/a          n/a         2.6%        -2.5%
 Departed                             n/a          n/a         8.8%        -1.0%

                                --------------------- Levels -------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage           120,386,342  107,249,915   91,030,562   76,299,522

 Total Discharged, Type        55,797,738   50,018,696   41,722,537   35,328,871
  Bulk, Solid                  15,362,883   14,269,582   11,685,800   10,626,460
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil    4,593,856    4,134,123    3,606,486    2,744,609
  General                       7,532,011    6,962,256    5,394,715    4,668,557
  Containers (tons)            26,681,299   23,245,927   19,858,181   16,325,074
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles              1,491,248    1,282,628    1,069,922      873,896
  Livestock                       136,441      124,180      107,433       90,275


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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- Levels -------------------
 Total Loaded, Type            64,588,604   57,231,219   49,308,025   40,970,651
  Bulk, Solid                   5,319,219    4,226,596    4,391,241    2,865,560
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil   40,572,056   35,700,173   30,863,361   25,696,165
  General                       1,214,350      569,727      811,936      429,823
  Containers (tons)            17,335,310   16,609,730   13,138,643   11,900,618
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                147,669      124,993      102,844       78,485

 Total Discharged, Item               n/a          n/a   42,899,131   35,295,291
  Construction                        n/a          n/a   10,236,163    8,402,657
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a   10,869,417    9,196,771
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a    1,204,626      986,062
  Consumer Goods                      n/a          n/a    3,798,027    3,096,996
  Other Cargo                         n/a          n/a   16,790,898   13,612,805

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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- Levels -------------------
 Total Loaded, Item                   n/a          n/a   48,428,577   40,318,398
  Refined Products                    n/a          n/a   22,389,125   18,579,424
  Liquified Gas                       n/a          n/a      827,014      716,312
  Petrochemicals                      n/a          n/a   16,027,749   13,495,601
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a      432,285      367,803
  Industrial Products                 n/a          n/a    1,627,648    1,379,275
  Recycling Material                  n/a          n/a      278,890      243,998
  Empty Containers                    n/a          n/a    1,014,851      844,661
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a       96,469       73,138
  Other Cargo Loaded                  n/a          n/a    5,734,546    4,618,186

Total Containers (TEU)          4,266,634          n/a    3,255,857    2,686,958
 Discharged                     2,282,907          n/a    1,695,694    1,394,675
 Loaded                         1,983,727          n/a    1,560,163    1,292,283


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                                     Aug.         July         June          May
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- Levels -------------------
Total Passengers                  908,130      735,504      568,509      423,993
 Arrived                          448,798      361,693      283,647      234,766
 Departed                         459,332      373,811      284,862      189,227
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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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