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Dubai exports $83m worth of plastic film in 2009

Main sources of imports were India and Oman, while re-exports were made largely to Pakistan.

Dubai exported plastic films - including polypropylene, PET, and PVC - worth around $83m in 2009, according to government figures.

According to the Dubai Export Development Corporation (EDC), an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, the main destinations for plastic films exported from the emirate included Egypt, India and Pakistan.

The main sources of imports were India and Oman, while re-exports were made largely to Pakistan. According to the EDC, Free Zone trade of smaller value was carried out with some regional and European nations.

“Dubai has experienced exceptional growth in the trade of, not only plastic, but a diverse range of commodities, owing to its central geographical location, impeccable quality products and keen business sense,” said EDC CEO Engineer Saed Al Awadi.

“EDC is continually encouraging local exporters to use these to their advantage and aim for a wider reach and an international customer base.”

According to the EDC, trade in PET saw a substantial rise in 2009 with imports and exports combined touching $19m.

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