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a press release the Authority stated that the direct non-oil foreign trade
accounted for 63% of the total non-oil foreign trade of UAE in the last year,
amounted to Dhs. 1.025 Trillion while the non-oil foreign trade of the free zones
in the states amounted to 36% for a total value of Dhs. 592.4 Billion followed
by Dhs. 11 billion at the rate of 1% for the customs warehouses.
Excellency Ali Saeed Matar Al Neyadi Customs Commissioner and Chairman of the
Authority, said that the UAE Non-oil Foreign Trade witnessed positive and
significant developments in the said year, most important of which is the
continuation of growth and stability in UAE Foreign Trade with the rest of the
world which enhanced the UAE position as strategic, commercial gate for the
states in the region.
Excellency stated that the value of imports suffered a remarkable regress
during the year at the rate of 4.2% to reach Dhs. 938 billion compared to Dhs
979 billion in the last year. At the same time the growth continued in the export
business at the rate of 1.8% during the year in which the re-export value
reached Dhs. 478.4 compared to Dhs. 470.1 Billion last year. This refluxed the
national economy ability to achieve a remarkable improvement in the trade balance
with the International Economic Groups and Regions.
Excellency drew the attention to the UAE Non-oil Foreign Trade which witnessed
a huge development with the Arab States in the last year. The share of the Arab
States in the UAE total Non-oil Foreign
Trade increased in average from 19% in the previous year to 21% during the last
year, indicating that the value of trade exchange with such states increased to
Dhs. 341.2 billion, and the value of imports amounted to Dhs. 77.3 billion and
the exports amounted to Dhs. 93.8 billion while the value of the re-export
amounted to Dhs 170.1 billion which means that there is huge surplus in the
trade balance of UAE with the Arab States.
Excellency Chairman of the Authority stated that the UAE national Industry
managed to consolidate its position at the International market during the
year, especially in the field of gold and aluminum trade. He explained that the
value of the UAE export of raw and half finished gold increased to Dhs. 53.4 billion
during the year while the export of raw aluminum amounted to Dhs. 18.6 billion.
to the UAE Trade with the GCC states the Authority statistical data indicated
that the UAE has achieved a significant surplus in the trade balance with the
GCC States, during the year owing to the increase of the value of exports and
re-export by UAE to such states compared to their imports to UAE.
Authority stated that the share of the GCC States in the total UAE Non-oil
Foreign Trade has increased to 14% of the total Non-oil Trade of UAE in 2018
for the value of Dhs. 220.9 billion. Out of such amount Dhs. 56.5 billion
represented the value of imports, Dhs. 65.8 billion as value of export while
the value of re-export reached Dhs. 98.6 billion.
Authority stated that the UAE trade with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia amounted to Dhs. 107.4 billion in 2018, which enabled
the Kingdom to acquire, almost half of the UAE trade with the GCC States (49%),
followed by Sultanate of Oman for the
value of Dhs. 46 billion at the rate of 21%, then Kuwait for Dhs. 39.2 billion
at rate of 18% and Kingdom of Bahrain at the rate of 13% for a total value of
Dhs. 28.3 billions.
Excellency Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, said that the map of UAE Non-oil foreign trade
with the International economic regions remained stable during the last year as
used to be, maintaining balanced trade relationship with the trade and
this respect the initial statistics of the Authority indicate that Asia and Pacific
Ocean region came on the top of the Trade Partners' List in 2018, acquiring
39.3% of the UAE total Non-oil trade with the countries of the world by a share
equal to Dhs. 603.2 billion while Europe has occupied the second place with a
share equal to Dhs. 344.4 billion at the rate of 22.4% in general.
value of the Share of the Middle East and North Africa increased to Dhs. 332.1 billion
at the rate of 21.6%, America and Caribbean for the value of Dhs. 136.5 billion
equal to 8.9% of the total, East and North Africa for the value of Dhs. 64.9 billion
at the rate of 4.2% while West and Central Africa accounted for 54.8 billion equal
The Best Imports and Exports
the other hand the Authority mentioned in its statement that the value of UAE
non-oil imports during 2018 amounted to Dhs. 938 billion indicating that the
import of raw and half finished gold occupied the first place, among the best
imported commodities for the value of Dhs. 111 billion representing 12% of the
UAE total imports value during the year. The telephone equipments came in the
second place for Dhs. 73.7 billion representing 8%, the automobile imports for
the value of Dhs. 57 billion at the rate of 6%, petroleum oils for Dhs. 52.6 billion
at the rate of 5.6%, then the gold and jewelry for the value of 50.4 billion
equal to 5.4% of the UAE total imports.
Authority said that the value of the UAE non-oil exports amounted to Dhs. 212 billion
where the gold exports came in the first place for Dhs. 53.4 billion equal to
25% of the UAE non-oil exports during the year, followed by raw aluminum for
Dhs. 18.6 billion at the rate of 9%, Cigarettes for Dhs. 12 billion at the rate
5.6%, gold and jewelry for Dhs. 10.4 billion at the rate of 5% and copper wires
for the value of Dhs. 9.2 billion equal to 4.3% of the total value of exports
during the year.
to the statistical data of the Authority regarding the re-export trade the
telephone sets came in the first place as the best re-export commodity of UAE
in 2018 for the value of Dhs. 86 billion, at the rate of 18% of the total
re-export, followed by the non-composite Diamonds for the value of Dhs. 50.3 billion
with a contribution rate of 10.5%, followed by gold and Jewelry for Dhs.7.6 billion
equal to 10%, cars for Dhs. 39.7 billion at the rate of 8%, information self
processing machines and their units for the value of Dhs.17.6 billion equal to 4% of the total re-export during the