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Saudi Arabia’s September Turnover at Major Ports

November 18, 2012

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

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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage                  1.1%         9.9%         2.7%        15.6%

 Total Discharged, Type              4.0%        14.4%         5.3%        19.3%
  Bulk, Solid                       24.6%        27.1%        33.4%        39.6%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil         2.0%         3.3%        11.5%         9.1%
  General                           45.8%        48.4%        45.8%        45.9%
  Containers (tons)                 18.7%        20.5%        21.7%        24.2%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  30.3%        29.4%        31.7%        31.7%
  Livestock                         31.0%        31.9%        44.5%        62.2%

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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Total Loaded, Type                 -1.5%         6.2%         0.5%        12.5%
  Bulk, Solid                       19.4%        10.6%        31.2%         6.4%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil        -6.1%         1.2%        -7.6%         8.2%
  General                          -38.7%       -55.9%       -49.1%       -21.1%
  Containers (tons)                  4.5%        20.9%        15.9%        26.4%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  48.7%        24.5%         0.9%        39.2%

 Total Discharged, Item               n/a          n/a          n/a        19.3%
  Construction                        n/a          n/a          n/a        35.6%
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a          n/a        10.7%
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a          n/a        38.2%
  Consumer Goods                      n/a          n/a          n/a         4.4%
  Other Cargo                         n/a          n/a          n/a        18.5%

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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Total Loaded, Item                   n/a          n/a          n/a        10.3%
  Refined Products                    n/a          n/a          n/a         9.4%
  Liquified Gas                       n/a          n/a          n/a        21.6%
  Petrochemicals                      n/a          n/a          n/a         3.9%
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a          n/a         7.9%
  Industrial Products                 n/a          n/a          n/a        26.0%
  Recycling Material                  n/a          n/a          n/a        13.8%
  Empty Containers                    n/a          n/a          n/a        -5.4%
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a          n/a        39.2%
  Other Cargo Loaded                  n/a          n/a          n/a        30.2%

Total Containers (TEU)                n/a          n/a          n/a        13.6%
 Discharged                           n/a          n/a          n/a        11.9%
 Loaded                               n/a          n/a          n/a        15.7%


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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Total Passengers                      n/a          n/a          n/a        29.5%
 Arrived                              n/a          n/a          n/a        26.3%
 Departed                             n/a          n/a          n/a        31.2%

                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage            15,607,413   15,575,772   15,072,386   15,874,609

 Total Discharged, Type         7,510,548    7,333,104    7,083,954    7,602,545
  Bulk, Solid                   2,654,723    2,051,900    1,716,951    1,926,171
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil      398,716      458,875      527,637      861,877
  General                       1,074,937    1,313,783    1,133,357    1,160,342
  Containers (tons)             3,157,646    3,287,769    3,476,556    3,440,971
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                205,355      208,516      212,706      196,026
  Livestock                        19,171       12,261       16,747       17,158


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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
 Total Loaded, Type             8,096,865    8,242,668    7,988,432    8,272,064
  Bulk, Solid                     704,158      608,096      777,704      583,332
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil    4,872,273    5,205,227    4,831,082    5,172,926
  General                          59,951       41,902       61,071       78,833
  Containers (tons)             2,439,446    2,364,767    2,296,426    2,412,614
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                 21,037       22,676       22,149       24,359

 Total Discharged, Item               n/a          n/a          n/a    7,600,514
  Construction                        n/a          n/a          n/a    1,833,506
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a          n/a    1,672,646
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a          n/a      218,564
  Consumer Goods                      n/a          n/a          n/a      701,031
  Other Cargo                         n/a          n/a          n/a    3,174,767

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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
 Total Loaded, Item                   n/a          n/a          n/a    8,110,107
  Refined Products                    n/a          n/a          n/a    3,809,701
  Liquified Gas                       n/a          n/a          n/a      110,702
  Petrochemicals                      n/a          n/a          n/a    2,532,148
  Food & Foodstuffs                   n/a          n/a          n/a       64,482
  Industrial Products                 n/a          n/a          n/a      248,373
  Recycling Material                  n/a          n/a          n/a       34,892
  Empty Containers                    n/a          n/a          n/a      170,190
  Vehicles                            n/a          n/a          n/a       23,331
  Other Cargo Loaded                  n/a          n/a          n/a    1,121,769

Total Containers (TEU)            533,847      542,882          n/a      568,622
 Discharged                       271,147      285,078          n/a      300,777
 Loaded                           262,700      257,804          n/a      267,845


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                                    Sept.         Aug.         July         June
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
Total Passengers                  156,798      172,626      166,995      144,516
 Arrived                          116,037       87,105       78,046       48,881
 Departed                          40,761       85,521       88,949       95,635
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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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