x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

UAE’s non-oil trade increases by 2.3 per cent in first quarter

Total UAE foreign between January and March 2012 was worth Dh238.4 billion.

ABU DHABI // The country’s non-oil trade has grown by 2.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period last year, the Federal Customs Authority has reported.

Total UAE foreign trade rose by Dh5.4 billion to Dh238.4bn between January and March, said the authority in its annual report.

The Emirates exported gold worth Dh17.6bn, followed by polythene and propylene in its crude forms (Dh3.8bn), and jewels (Dh1.1bn).

Diamonds followed by jewellery and phones were the nation’s top re-exports.