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

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

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

Total Cargo Discharged        34.6%        37.2%        36.3%        35.8%
 Construction                 44.2%        42.1%        39.5%        44.9%
 Food & Foodstuffs            47.1%        55.8%        64.9%        67.3%
 Vehicles                     33.4%        31.3%        24.6%        24.8%
 Consumer Goods               24.0%        25.1%        27.7%        20.4%
 Other Cargo                  24.7%        26.9%        22.1%        18.7%

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                                May        April        March         Feb.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Cargo Loaded            15.6%        16.9%        18.6%        15.5%
 Refined Products             19.3%        21.7%        22.8%        15.7%
 Liquified Gas                -0.6%        -6.4%       -13.4%         6.8%
 Petrochemicals                7.5%         7.1%        10.7%        11.5%
 Food & Foodstuffs            38.8%        39.4%        24.7%        16.6%
 Industrial Products          20.8%        23.2%        23.3%         6.8%
 Recycling Material           22.7%        22.5%        26.0%        18.9%
 Empty Containers             19.2%        29.1%        42.0%        33.4%
 Vehicles                     39.1%        37.7%        29.9%        29.1%
 Other Cargo Loaded           26.4%        29.9%        29.9%        29.3%

Total Containers (TEU)        43.7%        25.7%        25.2%        38.4%
 Discharged                   25.6%        25.7%        23.7%        21.4%
 Loaded                       21.9%        25.8%        26.7%        61.0%


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                                May        April        March         Feb.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Total Passengers              -1.8%        -0.1%         7.2%         3.1%
 Arrived                      -2.5%        -2.2%         2.4%        -2.1%
 Departed                     -1.0%         2.8%        14.1%        11.0%
                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
Total Cargo Tonnage      76,299,522   59,988,714   44,621,882   28,686,733

Total Cargo Discharged   35,295,291   28,140,868   20,475,313   13,222,114
 Construction             8,402,657    6,640,096    4,835,018    3,130,778
 Food & Foodstuffs        9,196,771    7,585,536    5,563,776    3,657,135
 Vehicles                   986,062      780,617      567,735      363,447
 Consumer Goods           3,096,996    2,384,228    1,743,364    1,123,781
 Other Cargo             13,612,805   10,750,391    7,765,420    4,946,973

Total Cargo Loaded       40,318,398   31,815,488   23,760,332   15,451,945
 Refined Products        18,579,424   14,624,779   10,867,135    7,193,387
 Liquified Gas              716,312      535,940      408,484      306,709
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                                May        April        March         Feb.
                               2012         2012         2012         2012
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                        ---------------------- Levels --------------------
 Petrochemicals          13,495,601   10,669,135    8,092,202    5,185,582
 Food & Foodstuffs          367,803      294,575      208,135      126,447
 Industrial Products      1,379,275    1,128,108      819,558      466,970
 Recycling Material         243,998      204,980      157,342       93,497
 Empty Containers           844,661      679,192      552,662      357,177
 Vehicles                    73,138       55,205       38,057       23,939
 Other Cargo Loaded       4,618,186    3,623,574    2,646,757    1,698,237

Total Containers (TEU)    2,686,958    2,108,023    1,558,009    1,016,403
 Discharged               1,394,675    1,078,484      784,162      508,202
 Loaded                   1,292,283    1,029,539      773,847      508,201

Total Passengers            423,993      338,691      249,002      164,108
 Arrived                    234,766      190,640      140,623       94,437
 Departed                   189,227      148,051      108,379       69,671
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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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