1945

United Arab Emirates

In 2011, the value of merchandise exports of the United Arab Emirates increased substantially by 27.3 percent to reach 252.6 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 16.7 percent to reach 210.9 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small surplus of 41.6 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at 76.0 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the United Arab Emirates were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 17 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of the United Arab Emirates increased substantially by 17.7 percent, reaching 15.1 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 13.1 percent and reached 63.9 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 48.9 bln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
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