Abu Dhabi posted $51.78bn worth non-oil foreign trade in 11 months; SCAD

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
  • Follow author on
Abu Dhabi Ports
Representational Image

A new report titled “Non-Oil Foreign Merchandise Trade Through the Ports of Abu Dhabi”, by the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has revealed that the value of non-oil foreign trade passing through Abu Dhabi ports over 11 months in 2021 amounted to nearly $51.78 billion marking a growth of 2.9 percent compared to the same period in 2020.

The non-oil trade of Abu Dhabi was distributed between imports worth $22.6 billion and non-oil exports worth over $19.38 billion, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to the same period in 2020, in addition to re-exports valued at about $9.64 billion.

In November 2021, the value of foreign trade through Abu Dhabi’s ports amounted to more than $5.54 billion, which is divided between imports worth $2.28 billion which marks 41.1 percent of total trade, non-oil exports worth $2.12 billion or 38.3 percent of total trade and re-exports worth $1.14 billion or 38.3 percent of total trade.

According to the report, Saudi Arabia was Abu Dhabi’s leading non-oil merchandise trade partner in November 2021, with a $1.33 billion trade exchange value, followed by the US with $400 million, China with $310 million, and Oman with $310 million.

The value of non-oil merchandise trade going through customs in November 2021 was distributed between seaports with $1.96 billion, airports with about $1.63 billion, and land ports with $1.94 billion.

The value of non-oil merchandise trade in November was distributed between the economic categories of industrial supplies worth $3.15 billion, production merchandise other than transportation equipment worth $740 million, transport equipment, parts and accessories worth $680 million, food and beverages worth $410 million, consumer goods worth $530 million, fuel and lubricants worth $24.14 million, and other goods worth $3.4 million.

Related: UAE’s Tradeling & Alibaba Cloud unite to foster cross-border trade in MENA