General profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
9.267 Millions
3.673 AED/US$
383 813 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
1.62 %
2.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
(e) 271 000
(e) 265 900
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
(e) 230 000
(e) 225 000
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
(e) 41 000
(e) 40 900
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
18 %18 %36 %36 %36 %36 %5 %5 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
24 58223 66120 51720 46816 12724 58223 66120 51720 46816 127
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
4 784
11 736
58 924
63 417
Services imports
19 367
42 100
80 926
83 213
Services trade balance
-14 584
-30 364
-22 001
-19 796
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
22.1
20.9
39.7
40.2
Travel
67.3
73.1
29.7
30.7
Other services
10.6
6.0
30.6
29.1
TRADE INDICES
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393393391391504504502502444444381381301301283283341341279279243243210210170170133133107107999910010029629629029036636633733733033029729726026026326326526521621618218217317314214211811812112110010010010039339150450244438130128334127924321017013310799100296290366337330297260263265216182173142118121100100
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
180 617
286 185
370 296
383 813
GDP per capita, current US$
40 299
34 358
40 439
41 417
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.86
1.64
3.76
2.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
17.43
2.53
7.18
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
3.673
3.673
3.673
3.673
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
45.113.227.597.483.145.113.227.597.483.1
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+4.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
10 899.93
8 796.77
8 795.10
8 985.71
FDI outflows
3 750.30
2 015.00
16 691.60
15 711.40
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
8 9868 9868 7958 79510 82310 8239 4919 4918 8288 8287 1527 1528 7978 7971 1341 1345 0635 06314 18714 18712 80612 80610 90010 90010 00410 0044 2564 25695951 1841 184-506-5068 9868 79510 8239 4918 8287 1528 7971 1345 06314 18712 80610 90010 0044 256951 184-506FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
15.62
6.50
18.20
12.64
Balance, % of imports
30.05
9.01
20.74
15.48
Normalized balance
0.131
0.043
0.094
0.072
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
176194186176176163151153149137119120
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
85%Male 85%Female
15%Female 15%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.052 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
986 000 000
1 412 306 000
958 233 000
941 546 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
39.22
63.37
70.40
70.57
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
15 176 524
(e) 20 900 567
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
4.30
..
2.26
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
8.08
..
4.90
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017