The United Arab Emirates is the 29th largest export economy in the world and the 30th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, the United Arab Emirates exported $98.8B and imported $184B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $86B. In 2016 the GDP of the United Arab Emirates was $348B and its GDP per capita was $72.4k.
The top exports of the United Arab Emirates are Gold ($15.8B), Diamonds ($12.3B), Jewellery ($11.8B), Cars ($4.5B) and Raw Aluminium ($4.22B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Gold ($31.9B), Diamonds ($12.5B), Cars ($11.6B), Broadcasting Equipment ($8.77B) and Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($8.5B).
The top export destinations of the United Arab Emirates are India ($11.3B), Iran ($8.81B), Switzerland ($7.42B), Iraq ($5.36B) and Oman ($5.15B). The top import origins are China ($30.1B), India ($30B), the United States ($22.4B), Germany ($16.3B) and the United Kingdom ($9.1B).