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UAE Key Facts

UAE population (2011 est.): 7.9m

GDP*

 

GDP (purchasing power parity):

 

$275.8 billion (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 50

$265.4 billion (2011 est.)

$252.3 billion (2010 est.)

 

GDP (official exchange rate):

 

$358.9 billion (2012 est.)

 

GDP - real growth rate:

 

3.9% (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 87

5.2% (2011 est.)

1.3% (2010 est.)

 

GDP - per capita (PPP):

 

$49,800 (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 15

$49,400 (2011 est.)

$48,400 (2010 est.)

 

GDP - composition by sector:

 

agriculture: 0.8%

industry: 56%

services: 43.2% (2012 est.)

 

 

 

Economy*

 

Inflation rate (consumer prices):

 

0.7% (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 12

0.9% (2011 est.)

 

Agriculture - products:

 

dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish

 

Industries:

 

petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles

 

 

 

 

 

Import/Export*

 

Exports - commodities:

 

crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates

 

Exports - partners:

 

Japan 15.6%, India 13.4%, Iran 10.5%, Thailand 5.6%, Singapore 5.5%, South Korea 5.3% (2012)

 

Imports:

 

$220.3 billion (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 24

$202.1 billion (2011 est.)

 

Imports - commodities:

 

machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food

 

Imports - partners:

 

India 17%, China 13.8%, US 10.5%, Germany 5.2%, Japan 4.2% (2012)

 

 

 

 

               Labor Market*

 

Labor force:

 

4.337 million (85% expats)

country comparison to the world: 87

 

Unemployment rate:

 

2.4% (2001)

country comparison to the world: 17

 

 

 

 

 

(*) CIA Factbook

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