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Saudi Arabia’s December Turnover at Major Ports

Following is a table of the December 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                 4.5%         9.5%         7.5%         1.1%

 Discharged - Type, Total            0.4%        11.6%         8.0%         4.0%
  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                7.7%         7.8%         7.1%        -1.5%
  Bulk, Solid                       26.2%       -12.4%        14.3%        19.4%
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil         6.1%         4.5%         1.5%        -6.1%
  General                           12.4%        26.6%       -10.7%       -38.7%
  Containers (tons)                  5.9%        21.0%        18.5%         4.5%
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                 159.3%       182.3%        53.1%        48.7%
  Livestock                           n/a          n/a          n/a          n/a


Containers, Total (TEU)              7.2%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Discharged                          3.0%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Loaded                             11.3%          n/a          n/a          n/a

Total Passengers                    -1.9%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Arrived                             5.7%          n/a          n/a          n/a
 Departed                          -11.0%          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           16,748,246   15,827,740   16,533,396   15,607,413

 Discharged - Type, Total       7,155,595    7,190,636    7,681,656    7,510,548
  Bulk, Solid                   1,897,651    1,937,389    2,570,963    2,654,723
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil      989,409    1,058,497      646,505      398,716
  General                         846,483      894,158      936,202    1,074,937
  Containers (tons)             3,139,723    3,060,087    3,247,581    3,157,646
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                262,369      232,198      216,805      205,355
  Livestock                        19,960        8,307       63,600       19,171

 Loaded - Type, Total           9,592,651    8,637,104    8,851,740    8,096,865
  Bulk, Solid                     825,483      561,129      741,177      704,158
  Bulk, Liquid, Ex-Crude Oil    6,065,401    5,475,639    5,311,165    4,872,273
  General                          74,149       62,308       89,145       59,951
  Containers (tons)             2,599,979    2,511,566    2,685,328    2,439,446
  Ro-Ro & Vehicles                 27,639       26,462       24,925       21,037
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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                        966          n/a         1016          937
 Discharged                           698          n/a          777          719
 Loaded                               268          n/a          239          218

Vehicles, Total                   105,098          n/a       91,491       80,497
 Discharged                        93,844          n/a       81,061       72,660
 Loaded                            11,254          n/a       10,430        7,837

Livestock, Total                  567,823      260,556    2,239,060      514,146
 Discharged                       567,823      260,556    2,239,060      514,146
 Loaded                               n/a          n/a          n/a          n/a

Containers, Total (TEU)           565,589          n/a      592,369      533,847
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                                     Dec.         Nov.         Oct.        Sept.
                                     2012         2012         2012         2012
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                                 --------------------- Level -------------------
 Discharged                       269,048          n/a      291,193      271,147
 Loaded                           296,541          n/a      301,176      262,700

Total Passengers                   88,132          n/a      141,966      156,798
 Arrived                           51,803          n/a       89,935      116,037
 Departed                          36,329          n/a       52,031       40,761
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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.

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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