Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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United Arab Emirates | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES United Arab Emirates World Exports Value (US$) 156 634 000 000.00 210 000 000 000.00 174 725 000 000.00 198 362 000 000.00 252 556 000 000.00 350 123 000 000.00 379 488 767 867.00 380 339 616 263.00 333 362 349 875.00 298 650 942 398.00 313 559 298 498.00 387 910 040 562.00
Imports Value (US$) 127 001 504 679.00 175 485 699 238.00 164 251 000 000.00 180 726 000 000.00 210 945 000 000.00 261 022 920 180.00 294 966 918 275.00 298 611 277 362.00 287 024 847 500.00 270 882 074 394.00 257 686 922 234.00 244 645 890 108.00

The value of total merchandise exports from United Arab Emirates totalled $ 387 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from United Arab Emirates increased by 23% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 74 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from United Arab Emirates amounted to $313 billion in 2017)

United Arab Emirates's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from United Arab Emirates in 2018:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 55% (214 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.58% (21 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.31% (12.8 billion US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 2.91% (11.3 billion US$)
  • Oman with a share of 2.65% (10.2 billion US$)
  • Iran with a share of 2.63% (10.2 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.42% (9.41 billion US$)
  • Kuwait with a share of 2.16% (8.38 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 1.62% (6.29 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.61% (6.26 billion US$)

Exports structure from United Arab Emirates in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 31% (121 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 25% (97 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 11.8% (45 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.96% (27 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.57% (17.7 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.32% (12.8 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.64% (6.37 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 1.41% (5.5 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.16% (4.53 billion US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 1.08% (4.19 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

What did United Arab Emirates export in 2018?

United Arab Emirates's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 18.8% ($73 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 8.71% ($33 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.65% ($18 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 4.05% ($15.7 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 4.03% ($15.6 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 3.69% ($14.3 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.48% ($13.5 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.23% ($8.66 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.3% ($5.08 billion): 7601 - Unwrought aluminium.

The value of total merchandise imports to United Arab Emirates totalled $ 244 billion in 2018. Overall commodity imports to United Arab Emirates decreased by 5.06% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 13 billion (the value of merchandise imports to United Arab Emirates was equal to $257 billion in 2017)

United Arab Emirates's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of United Arab Emirates in 2018:

  • China with a share of 15.5% (38 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 9.42% (23 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.55% (20 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.64% (13.8 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.47% (10.9 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.14% (7.68 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.13% (7.66 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 3.09% (7.57 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.71% (6.64 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 2.66% (6.5 billion US$)

Imports structure to United Arab Emirates in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 22% (54 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 13.8% (33 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 11.7% (28 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.36% (20 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.3% (15.4 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.84% (6.97 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 2.2% (5.39 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.13% (5.21 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2% (4.9 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.65% (4.03 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products

What did United Arab Emirates import in 2018?

United Arab Emirates's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 11.3% ($27 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 8.24% ($20 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 6.31% ($15.4 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 5.47% ($13.3 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 4.85% ($11.8 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 4.73% ($11.5 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.78% ($6.81 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.54% ($6.23 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.45% ($3.56 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 1.38% ($3.38 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.

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United Arab Emirates | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018