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Abu Dhabi’s agri trade edges down to $2bn in 2018

ABU DHABI, July 23, 2019

The value Abu Dhabi's imports of agricultural goods and foods slightly decreased in 2018 to Dh7.71 billion from Dh7.78 billion in 2017, a media report said.

Value of exports of agricultural goods and food also dropped to Dh6.41 billion in 2018 from Dh7.35 billion in 2017, while re-exports increased to Dh2.8 billion in 2018 from Dh2.64 billion in 2017, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing Agricultural Statistics 2018 of Foreign Trade in Agricultural Commodities, released by Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD).

It revealed that live animals and their products accounted for the lion's share of imports, exports and re-exports in 2018 at Dh2.85 billion, Dh2.01 billion and Dh275.5 million respectively, followed by vegetable products at Dh2.39 billion, Dh536.18 million and Dh1.64 billion respectively.

Value of imports, exports and re-exports of agricultural fertilisers through the ports of the Emirate rose to Dh112.56 million in 2018 from Dh105.79 million in 2017. Imports accounted for Dh60.91 million, exports for Dh49. 60 million and re-exports for Dh2.1 million respectively.

The list of agricultural goods and foods also includes animals or vegetable fats, oils and waxes; foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and tobacco; fertilisers; and pesticides, rodents, fungi and weeds.


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