The United Arab Emirates is the 32nd largest export economy in the world and the 54th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, the United Arab Emirates exported $142B and imported $175B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $34B. In 2017 the GDP of the United Arab Emirates was $382B and its GDP per capita was $73.9k.
The top exports of the United Arab Emirates are Crude Petroleum ($39.9B), Refined Petroleum ($21.2B), Gold ($20.2B), Diamonds ($8.22B) and Petroleum Gas ($7.92B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Gold ($17.2B), Jewellery ($10.5B), Cars ($8.62B), Diamonds ($8.32B) and Refined Petroleum ($8.16B).
The top export destinations of the United Arab Emirates are India ($22.1B), Japan ($18.8B), China ($11.4B), Oman ($10.1B) and Switzerland ($10B). The top import origins are China ($28.6B), India ($28B), Germany ($12.2B), the United Kingdom ($9.6B) and Turkey ($9.2B).