The value of non-oil foreign trade through Abu Dhabi ports decreased by 5.3 percent to AED133.8 billion ($36.4 billion) during the first 10 months of 2017 from AED141.3 billion in the same period of 2016.
This was mainly a result of decreases of 22.8 percent in non-oil exports from AED24.3 billion to AED18.8 billion, re-exports by 7 percent, and imports by 0.6 percent compared with the same period of 2016, according to official figures released by the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi.
State news agency WAM reported that total trade decreased by 3 percent in October compared to the same month in 2016 due to decreases in re-exports by 23.8 percent, and imports by 7.8 percent, while the value of non-oil exports increased by 56.7 percent in the same period.
The statistics present the value of non-oil foreign trade, which entered or exited the territory of the emirate of Abu Dhabi through the ports of Abu Dhabi - comprising air, sea and road ports.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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