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Abu Dhabi’s food commodity imports hit $2bn in 2018

ABU DHABI, August 3, 2019

Abu Dhabi’s imports of agricultural and food commodities surged to Dh7.71 billion ($2.07 billion) last year, accounting for 45.2 per cent of the country’s overall trade in this product category while exports were valued at Dh6.5 billion, and re-exports at Dh2.8 billion, according to Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD).
 
The value of agricultural and food commodities traded by Abu Dhabi in 2018 amounted to Dh17 billion, representing around 21.2 per cent of the national total in this product category, stated SCAD in its report.
 
Statistics also show that livestock products were the most importable items, valued at Dh2.854 billion, followed by vegetable products at Dh2.4 billion, and general food items, such as fertilisers, pesticides and animal and vegetable oils, at Dh2 billion.
 
Abu Dhabi's export of general food items amounted to Dh3.23 billion while livestock and animal products were valued at Dh2.4 billion, it stated.
 
Re-exported plant products were valued at Dh1.63 billion, general food items at Dh880 million, and live animals and livestock products at Dh275 million, it added.-TradeArabia News Service



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