The United Arab Emirates is the 25th largest export economy in the world and the 51st most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, the United Arab Emirates exported $174B and imported $196B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $22.3B. 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 Crude Petroleum ($36.4B), Gold ($27B), Refined Petroleum ($19.1B), Diamonds ($8.22B) and Petroleum Gas ($6.97B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Gold ($27.4B), Diamonds ($11.9B), Cars ($11.1B), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($10.4B) and Broadcasting Equipment ($9.1B).
The top export destinations of the United Arab Emirates are India ($18.4B), Switzerland ($16.9B), Japan ($15.7B), China ($11B) and Oman ($10.6B). The top import origins are China ($25B), the United States ($17.2B), India ($15.5B), Germany ($14.7B) and Japan ($9.2B).