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

Following is a table of the December year-to-date throughput for major ports in Saudi Arabia from the Saudi Ports Authority in Riyadh.

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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Cargo Tonnage, Total                12.5%        14.9%        15.3%        16.2%

 Discharged - Type, Total           17.3%        19.9%        19.7%        22.5%
  Bulk, Solid                       11.9%        18.8%        19.5%        24.6%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil        14.2%         9.4%        -0.5%         2.0%
  General                           33.8%        35.8%        39.4%        45.8%
  Containers (tons)                 16.5%        17.8%        18.6%        18.7%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  35.5%        33.2%        31.6%        30.3%
  Livestock                         16.4%        17.2%        31.3%        31.0%

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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
 Loaded - Type, Total                8.6%        10.8%        11.8%        11.2%
  Bulk, Solid                       -2.7%         8.4%        19.0%         7.2%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil         7.2%         7.2%         8.7%         8.1%
  General                           17.0%        -9.0%        11.9%       -11.1%
  Containers (tons)                 15.2%        20.5%        17.0%        20.7%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                  50.2%        42.6%        33.6%        31.1%
  Livestock                           n/a          n/a          n/a          n/a


Containers, Total (TEU)             13.1%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Discharged                         15.6%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Loaded                             10.5%          n/a          n/a          n/a

Passengers, Total                    5.9%          n/a          n/a         5.1%
 Arrived                             9.7%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Departed                            1.9%          n/a          n/a          n/a
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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
Cargo Tonnage, Total          182,726,481  171,089,645  152,903,747  138,441,223

 Discharged - Type, Total      84,465,390   79,768,221   70,552,573   64,870,471
  Bulk, Solid                  24,035,730   23,510,830   20,396,447   18,976,205
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil    7,761,093    6,702,917    5,635,224    4,991,714
  General                      10,740,787   11,162,274    9,244,471    9,350,840
  Containers (tons)            39,271,649   36,018,398   33,143,779   29,699,465
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles              2,408,652    2,146,283    1,913,440    1,696,635
  Livestock                       247,479      227,519      219,212      155,612

 Loaded - Type, Total          98,261,091   91,321,424   82,351,174   73,570,752
  Bulk, Solid                   7,916,470    6,996,493    7,695,415    5,538,850
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil   61,940,296   56,652,951   51,084,896   45,777,673
  General                       1,828,312      823,033    1,546,555      671,580
  Containers (tons)            26,328,281   26,628,854   21,830,677   21,413,943
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                247,732      220,093      193,631      168,706
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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
  Livestock                           n/a          n/a          n/a          n/a


Vessels, Total                     11,074          n/a        9,384        8,035
 Discharged                         7,872          n/a        6,638        5,910
 Loaded                             3,202          n/a        2,746        2,125

Vehicles, Total                 1,067,919          n/a      867,558      776,067
 Discharged                       954,935          n/a      775,662      694,601
 Loaded                           112,984          n/a       91,896       81,466

Livestock, Total                7,243,428    6,675,605    6,415,049    4,175,989
 Discharged                     7,243,428    6,675,605    6,415,049    4,175,989
 Loaded                               n/a          n/a          n/a          n/a

Containers, Total (TEU)         6,441,419          n/a    5,370,944    4,875,113
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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
 Discharged                     3,378,949          n/a    2,845,817    2,671,149
 Loaded                         3,062,470          n/a    2,525,127    2,203,964

Passengers, Total               1,457,477          n/a    1,206,894    1,064,928
 Arrived                          777,090          n/a      654,770      564,835
 Departed                         680,387          n/a      552,124      500,093
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Note 1: Cargo is dead weight in tons. Note 2: Previous months’ level figures are based on previous releases

and may be revised. Note 3: Percent changes calculated by Bloomberg.

SOURCE: Saudi Ports Authority

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