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Abu Dhabi’s non-oil trade totalled AED190.2 billion in 11 months: SCAD

ABU DHABI, 28th January, 2022 (WAM) -- The report, titled, "Non-Oil Foreign Merchandise Trade Through the Ports of Abu Dhabi", published by the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD), confirmed that the value of non-oil foreign trade passing through Abu Dhabi ports over 11 months in 2021 amounted to some AED190.20 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the same period in 2020, which saw a total of AED184.93 billion.

Abu Dhabi’s non-oil trade was distributed between imports worth AED83.63 billion and non-oil exports worth over AED71.17 billion, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to the same period last year, in addition to re-exports valued at nearly AED35.39 billion, an increase of 10 percent compared to 2020.

The value of foreign trade through Abu Dhabi’s ports in November 2021 amounted to over AED20.35 billion compared to AED16.83 billion during the same reporting period in 2020, divided between imports worth AED8.37 billion or 41.1 percent of total trade, non-oil exports worth AED7.79 billion or 38.3 percent of total trade, and re-exports worth AED4.18 billion or 20.6 percent of total trade.

Saudi Arabia was Abu Dhabi’s leading non-oil merchandise trade partner in November 2021, when the value of their trade exchange was AED4.87 billion, followed by the US with AED1.46 billion, China with AED1.15 billion, and Oman with AED1.144 billion.

The value of non-oil merchandise trade going through customs in November 2021 was distributed between sea ports with AED7.21 billion, airports with some AED5.98 billion, and land ports with AED7.14 billion.

The value of non-oil merchandise trade in November 2021 was distributed between the economic categories of industrial supplies worth AED11.56 billion; production merchandise other than transportation equipment worth AED2.71 billion; transport equipment, parts and accessories worth AED2.49 billion; food and beverages worth AED1.51 billion; consumer goods worth AED1.96 billion; fuel and lubricants worth AED88.8 million, and other goods worth AED12.5 million.

WAM/Amjad Saleh