United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE

Demography


Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
Capital City: Abu Dhabi
Population: 4,798,491 (2009)
Total surface area in sq.km: 83,600 sq km
Official language: Arabic
Currency: Emirati Dirham (AED)

Economy


GDP (current USD): $ 163 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): $ 36537
Inflation Rate (annual, 2009): 1.5%
Currency Exchange Rate (average, 2009): $ 0.27

Trade

 

Total Exports:

$ 210 billion

Total Exports as a % of GDP:

129%

Total Imports:

$ 175 billion

Total imports as a %of GDP:

107%

Exports to South Asia (% of total exports):

12.3%

Imports from South Asia (% of total imports):

13.6%

Documents required for exports (Number):

4

Documents required for Imports (Number):

5

Ease of doing business (Rank):

33


Top 5 Countries by Imports:

 

Country

Share in total imports

China

10.8%

India

10.8%

USA

8.1%

Germany

7.6%

Japan

7.4%


Top 5 Commodities by Imports:

 

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin.

14.61%

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.

11.15%

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.

8.32%

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound reacorders adn reproducers, and parts and accessories of articles.

7.92%

Iron and steel.

3.72%


Infrastructure


Number of Airports: 41
Number of Ports: 6
Roads (kms): 4080 km
Rail (kms): -
Mobile user penetration (per 100 people): 209 (2008)
Landline user penetration (per 100): 34 (2008)
Internet user penetration (per 100): 65 (2008)

Relationship With India


Read bilateral relations with India

Share of India in total imports: 10.8%

Top 5 imported commodities from India:

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Petroleum & crude products

19.7%

Engineering goods

14.6%

Readymade garments

3.9%

Textiles (excluding readymade garments)

2.8%

Basmati rice

2.5%

Trade Facilitation Bodies
Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries - http://www.iacci.org

 

Sources: World Development Indicators, CIA world Factbook, UN Comtrade