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5 nations account for almost half of Abu Dhabi's imports


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Five countries contributed 46.6 per cent of Abu Dhabi's total imports during the first three months of 2018, with Japan leading at Dh3.1 billion, followed by Saudi Arabia, the United States, India and China.

The total value of the emirate's imports reached Dh26.3 billion during the first quarter of 2018, according to figures issued by Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi.

Oman occupied first place in terms of retail sector imports, which reached a value of Dh30.6 million, followed by Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia and the US, which account for 57.5 per cent of the sector.

The total value of the emirate's exports reached Dh116 billion during the first quarter of 2018, with China occupying first place in terms of business sector exports with Dh1.8 billion, followed by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and India, which accounted for 52.9 per cent of the sector.

Five key trading partners accounted for 87.4 per cent of the emirate's total retail exports, with Bangladesh occupying first place at Dh57.5, followed by India, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait.

Five other countries accounted for 83.3 per cent of the export sector, with France coming in first place in terms of contributions, as the value of its exports reached dh8.8 million, followed by Germany, Italy, Djibouti and Spain.

The US occupied first place in the government imports sector, with a value of Dh530.3 million, followed by France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. These five countries accounted for 92.7 per cent of this sector.

Pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, imitation jewellery, vehicles, aircraft, ships and similar transport equipment, as well as animals and livestock products, accounted for 94.5 per cent of the total retail export sector.

Aircraft, ships, textiles similar goods also contributed 68.3 per cent of the total imports of the retail sector.


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