In the first half of 2022, Abu Dhabi’s non-oil foreign trade totaled about AED124 billion, an increase of 12% over AED110 billion and 313 million recorded in the same period in 2020 according to Abu Dhabi Customs. Exports increased by 26% in the first half of this year to AED49 billion and 479 million, up from AED39 billion and 193 million in 2021. Re-export activities increased to 6% at a value of AED23 billion and 43 million, up from AED21 billion and 689 million last year, while UAE exports increased 4%, reaching about AED51 billion and 475 million, up from AED49 billion and 432 million last year.
Compared to 2021, the value of the trade-in commodities from normal metals and their products increased by 22% to AED24 billion and 516 million. Sound and image machinery, broadcasting equipment, and their accessories recorded growth of 23% during this period, compared to AED17 billion and 903 million last year. Pearls, gemstones, precious metals, and their products were traded at a value of AED17 billion and 245 million last year, an increase of 40%.