General profile: United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
9.631 Millions
3.673 AED/US$
424 667 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 71 020 km²
3.07 %
1.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+1.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
117 287
(e) 214 000
300 477
316 896
Merchandise imports
84 654
(e) 165 000
263 417
261 538
Merchandise trade balance
32 633
(e) 49 000
37 059
55 357
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
13 %13 %40 %40 %37 %37 %6 %6 %5 %5 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
33 75133 70123 97320 46317 02933 75133 70123 97320 46317 029
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Services exports
4 784
11 736
60 776
71 831
Services imports
19 367
42 100
81 879
72 294
Services trade balance
-14 584
-30 364
-21 103
-463
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
22.1
20.9
38.5
39.4
Travel
67.3
73.1
28.8
29.8
Other services
10.6
6.0
32.7
30.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2018
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
GDP, current
182 978
289 787
358 135
424 667
GDP per capita, current US$
39 880
33 893
38 663
44 094
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.86
1.64
5.06
1.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
13.00
4.21
4.90
(e) 6.60
Exchange rate (/US$)
3.673
3.673
3.673
3.673
GDP by expenditure in 2017
(as % of total GDP)
34.912.324.8100.472.434.912.324.8100.472.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.6 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2018
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
FDI inflows
10 899.93
8 796.77
8 550.90
10 385.29
FDI outflows
3 750.30
2 015.00
16 691.60
15 079.29
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
10 38510 38510 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 38510 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
2018
Balance, % of GDP
15.42
6.42
15.49
19.09
Balance, % of imports
30.05
9.01
18.14
26.35
Normalized balance
0.131
0.043
0.083
0.116
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
164184188186179175175162149151147135118118
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2018
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
85%Male 85%Female
15%Female 15%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.040 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2018
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
986
1 412
958
765
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
62.65
60.94
72.87
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
15 177 436
21 233 200
19 054 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2018
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 November 2019