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Non-oil foreign trade via Abu Dhabi ports up 6.8pc

ABU DHABI, March 14, 2019

The value of non-oil foreign merchandise trade through Abu Dhabi ports increased by 6.8 per cent from Dh156.2 billion ($42.5 billion) in 2017 to Dh166.9 billion ($45,4 billion) in 2018, a media report said.

This was the result of a 23.8 per cent increase in non-oil exports from Dh22.3 billion to Dh27.7 billion, 20.7 per cent increase in re-exports, and 0.7 per cent increase in imports, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing figures released by Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre (SCAD).

''Total trade increased by 14.7 per cent in December 2018 compared with December 2017 due to an increase in non-oil exports and re-exports by 114.2 per cent, and 29.6 per cent respectively, while the value of imports decreased by 6.9 per cent in the same period,'' the report added.



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