11 January 2013

Egypt: Suez Canal Revenues Hit U.S.$ 5.13 Billion Last Year

Egypt's Suez Canal has posted revenues worth around $5.13 billion in 2012 as a result of the passage of 17,252 ships with a total cargo of 932.43 million tons.

The statistics issued by the Suez Canal Authority on Thursday showed that the revenues receded in 2012 by $93.100 million compared to 2011 revenues, which hit $5.222.700 billion as a result of the passage of 17,407 ships with a total cargo of 924.947 million tons.

The statistics also pointed out that number of passing ships dropped by 155 ships, while the total cargo increased by 7.1 million tons.

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