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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol finished 2012 with its strongest quarter for cargo, and resilience in most markets largely overcame continuing softness in traffic to and from Asia and the USA.

The last quarter was the best of 2012 for both exports and imports, reaching a total of 380,284 tonnes.

2012 as a whole saw improvements in exports to Europe, including Russia (up 29%), and also to Latin America (up 8.9%). Imports from Europe including Russia rose 57%, and from Africa were up 1.8%. Exports accounted for 49.34% of all cargo – up slightly from 48.96% in 2011.