Transit cargo enjoys special treatment at the Cyprus ports. Indicative of the position of Cyprus as a main transshipment centre is the substantial amount of products re-exported, which reached €771.5 million in 2012. The bulk of these re-exports, about 63.5%, was directed mainly towards the countries of the European Union. They were followed by Near and Middle Eastern countries which absorbed 12%, while 2.6% were directed to other European countries. Asian and North America also absorb about 6.3% and 5.2% respectively. The main products re-exported from Cyprus were fuels, oils, organic chemicals and electrical appliances.