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

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

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                              April        March         Feb.         Jan.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage           26.5%        27.2%        24.9%        19.0%

Total Cargo Discharged        37.2%        36.3%        35.8%        26.0%
 Construction                 42.1%        39.5%        44.9%        34.1%
 Food & Foodstuffs            55.8%        64.9%        67.3%        55.0%
 Vehicles                     31.3%        24.6%        24.8%        16.4%
 Consumer Goods               25.1%        27.7%        20.4%        31.5%
 Other Cargo                  26.9%        22.1%        18.7%         4.5%

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                              April        March         Feb.         Jan.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Cargo Loaded            16.9%        18.6%        15.5%        13.6%
 Refined Products             21.7%        22.8%        15.7%         8.8%
 Liquified Gas                -6.4%       -13.4%         6.8%        63.9%
 Petrochemicals                7.1%        10.7%        11.5%        16.1%
 Food & Foodstuffs            39.4%        24.7%        16.6%         8.1%
 Industrial Products          23.2%        23.3%         6.8%       -11.5%
 Recycling Material           22.5%        26.0%        18.9%         9.9%
 Empty Containers             29.1%        42.0%        33.4%        28.3%
 Vehicles                     37.7%        29.9%        29.1%       -14.0%
 Other Cargo Loaded           29.9%        29.9%        29.3%        25.8%

Total Containers (TEU)        25.7%        25.2%        38.4%        19.3%
 Discharged                   25.7%        23.7%        21.4%        18.3%
 Loaded                       25.8%        26.7%        61.0%        20.3%


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                              April        March         Feb.         Jan.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Passengers              -0.1%         7.2%         3.1%         2.4%
 Arrived                      -2.2%         2.4%        -2.1%        -5.8%
 Departed                      2.8%        14.1%        11.0%        16.6%
                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage      59,988,714   44,621,882   28,686,733   14,031,162

Total Cargo Discharged   28,140,868   20,475,313   13,222,114    6,504,779
 Construction             6,640,096    4,835,018    3,130,778    1,617,728
 Food & Foodstuffs        7,585,536    5,563,776    3,657,135    1,847,806
 Vehicles                   780,617      567,735      363,447      180,860
 Consumer Goods           2,384,228    1,743,364    1,123,781      638,702
 Other Cargo             10,750,391    7,765,420    4,946,973    2,219,683

Total Cargo Loaded       31,815,488   23,760,332   15,451,945    7,526,383
 Refined Products        14,624,779   10,867,135    7,193,387    3,442,415
 Liquified Gas              535,940      408,484      306,709      197,271
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                              April        March         Feb.         Jan.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
 Petrochemicals          10,669,135    8,092,202    5,185,582    2,513,790
 Food & Foodstuffs          294,575      208,135      126,447       61,720
 Industrial Products      1,128,108      819,558      466,970      206,959
 Recycling Material         204,980      157,342       93,497       42,866
 Empty Containers           679,192      552,662      357,177      177,014
 Vehicles                    55,205       38,057       23,939        9,241
 Other Cargo Loaded       3,623,574    2,646,757    1,698,237      875,107

Total Containers (TEU)    2,108,023    1,558,009    1,016,403      509,864
 Discharged               1,078,484      784,162      508,202      257,064
 Loaded                   1,029,539      773,847      508,201      252,800

Total Passengers            338,691      249,002      164,108       85,653
 Arrived                    190,640      140,623       94,437       49,742
 Departed                   148,051      108,379       69,671       35,911
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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

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