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Dubai’s electronic goods trade amounts
Dhs18.8 billion during 1st half of 2008
Dubai, UAE, 20th October, 2008
NewsWire) - Electronic goods
trading in Dubai fetched a value of about Dhs18.8 billion
during the first half of 2008, compared to the same period
in 2007, which is a growth by 15 per cent.
The study by
Dubai World’s Statistics Department showed that Iran
topped the list of re-export destinations while China topped
among countries from where Dubai imported electronic goods
during the period. Most of the export was to Morocco.
Saeed Alqaizi, Director of Group Procurement,
Contracts, Statistics and General Administration, Dubai
World, said: “Thanks to its strategic location and its
harnessing of top-notch electronic technologies and
machinery, the UAE has encouraged the growth and development
of several sectors, especially the trade and commercial
sector. This helped Dubai to become one of the most
prominent electronic trade hubs in the world.
“The free trade zones in Dubai contributed
towards the enhancement of trade, particularly that of
electronic goods, transforming into a vital link between the
countries. These zones currently host a large number of
leading multi-national companies manufacturing computers,
audio-video systems, mobiles and other electronic goods.”
Nassim Al Mehairi, Acting Head of Statistics
Department, said the value of electronic equipment and
devices trade, particularly those of mobile phones,
computers, video and audio devices, jumped by Dhs2.4 billion
(around USD655 million), increasing from Dhs16.3 billion
(about USD4,4 billion) in the first half of 2007 to about
Dhs18,8 billion (USD 5,1 billion) during the first half of
According to the figures released by
Statistics Department, Dubai’s import of electronic goods
rose to Dhs12.3 billion in the first six months of this year
compared to Dhs9.7 billion in the first half of last year.
Import from China topped the list at Dhs4.5 billion,
followed by Hungary in the second place at Dhs1.68 billion,
and Japan in the third place at Dhs970 million.
Dubai’s re-exports of electronic goods in the
first half of 2008 was for Dhs6.3 billion compared to about
Dhs6,5 billion during the corresponding period last year.
Iran came in the first place at Dhs1,58 million, followed by
Iraq at Dhs763 million and Libya at Dhs262 million.
Export of electronic goods valued about Dhs4
million in the first half of 2008, compared to Dhs11 million
during the same period in 2007. Morocco topped the list,
followed by Qatar and Yemen.
The Statistics Department study also showed
that mobile phones were the most traded electronic product
during the first half of 2008 for a value of about AED 7.6
billion, followed by computer parts for about Dhs4.8 billion
and video/audio systems for about Dhs2.9 billion.
Dubai’s total non-oil foreign trade showed a
surge by about Dhs104.4 billion (about USD28.4 Billion) in
the first half of year 2008, reaching about Dhs296,6 billion
(about USD80,8 billion ) compared to about Dhs192.2 billion
(about USD52.3 billion).
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