General profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
9.400 Millions
3.673 AED/US$
383 322 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 83 600 km²
1.97 %
2.10 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+20.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
(e) 300 500
(e) 360 000
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
(e) 263 000
(e) 268 000
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
(e) 37 500
(e) 92 000
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
17 %17 %35 %35 %37 %37 %6 %6 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
34 40932 61931 39118 38717 26634 40932 61931 39118 38717 266
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
4 784
11 736
60 776
70 497
Services imports
19 367
42 100
81 879
85 500
Services trade balance
-14 584
-30 364
-21 103
-15 003
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
22.1
20.9
38.5
39.6
Travel
67.3
73.1
28.8
29.9
Other services
10.6
6.0
32.7
30.6
TRADE INDICES
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384384385385498498495495437437375375297297280280339339277277241241209209169169133133107107999910010029029028628636236233233232532529229225725726026026426421421418118117317314114111811812112110010010010038438549849543737529728033927724120916913310799100290286362332325292257260264214181173141118121100100
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
182 978
289 787
358 135
383 322
GDP per capita, current US$
39 955
35 038
39 122
40 778
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.86
1.64
3.83
2.10
Current account balance, % of GDP
17.43
4.26
3.33
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
3.673
3.673
3.673
3.673
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
35.314.025.2103.878.435.314.025.2103.878.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.6 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
10 899.93
8 796.77
8 550.90
10 354.22
FDI outflows
3 750.30
2 015.00
16 691.60
13 955.50
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
10 35410 3549 6059 6058 5518 55111 07211 0729 7659 7659 5679 5677 1527 1528 7978 7971 1341 1345 0635 06314 18714 18712 80612 80610 90010 90010 00410 0044 2564 25695951 1841 184-506-50610 3549 6058 55111 0729 7659 5677 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
15.42
6.42
15.49
17.19
Balance, % of imports
30.05
9.01
18.14
20.71
Normalized balance
0.131
0.043
0.083
0.094
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
183192186179175175162149151147135118118
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
85%Male 85%Female
15%Female 15%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.043 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
986
1 412
958
794
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
39.22
63.37
70.40
73.65
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
15 177 436
21 233 200
21 280 900
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
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.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
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: 14 August 2018