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|13 March, 2019

Non-oil foreign merchandise trade through Abu Dhabi ports up by 6.8% in 2018

This was the result of a 23.8% increase in non-oil exports from AED 22.3 billion to AED 27.7 billion

Abu Dhabi Ports employees at work at Khalifa Port. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Abu Dhabi Ports employees at work at Khalifa Port. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Abu Dhabi Ports/Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya

ABU DHABI: The value of non-oil foreign merchandise trade through Abu Dhabi ports increased by 6.8% from AED 156.2 billion in 2017 to AED 166.9 billion in 2018, according to figures released Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre, SCAD.

''This was the result of a 23.8% increase in non-oil exports from AED 22.3 billion to AED 27.7 billion, 20.7% increase in re-exports, and 0.7% increase in imports,'' SCAD noted. ''Total trade increased by 14.7% in December 2018 compared with December 2017 due to an increase in non-oil exports and re-exports by 114.2%, and 29.6% respectively, while the value of imports decreased by 6.9% in the same period,'' it added.

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