Saudi investment bank Samba, in its February update on the Saudi economy, notes that the growth in the 2013 reserve accumulation is lower than in 2012 and 2011, a reflection of a 7% decline in oil export revenues and a high appetite for imports which rose 8% in value last year. Looking ahead, Samba is forecasting an increase in foreign assets to $823bn in 2014, $848bn in 2015, and $853bn in 2016.