Amsterdam Airport Schiphol experienced improved cargo throughput figures in the three months July-September. The quarter was the best in 2012 to date, with a total of 373,988 tonnes (1.8% below 2011). The period also saw exports exceed imports for the first time since at least the first quarter of 2011. This was influenced by strong exports to Asia, North America, Africa and Latin America in July. Cargo for the period January-September 2012 was 2.7% down on 2011, at 1,103,162 tonnes - reducing the year-to-date shortfall from 3.3% in August. The figure was helped by September’s 2% growth.