Abu Dhabi non-oil trade at Dh80.2bn in first five months

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 28 October 2020: The non-oil foreign merchandise trade through the ports of Abu Dhabi Emirate amounted to Dh80.2 billion from January through May 2020, according to the figures of the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi.

Re-exports stood at Dh14.8 billion, and exports to Dh23.2 billion, with imports went up by 0.4% as compared to the same period last year.

Total trade decreased by 18.7% in May 2020 compared with May 2019, due to a decline in re-exports, imports, and non-oil exports by 58.2%, 7.8%, and 1.6% respectively in the same period, said Wam.

Saudi Arabia continues to be the key trade partner with Abu Dhabi, with the two-way trade between the two countries valued at Dh18 billion, followed by China, Dh5.4bn, Japan, Dh4.76 bn, and Switzerland, Dh3.7bn.

It should be noted that foreign trade data mentioned here do not cover non-oil exports and imports through ports of the other Emirates in the UAE.

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