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2019
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Exports
: $17.9B, Rnk 3 / 211

2019
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Top Product
: $2.02B, Gold

2019
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Exports
: $6.6B, Rnk 9 / 179

2019
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Top Product
: $1.78B, Refined Petroleum

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.28, Rnk 55 / 146

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.94, Rnk 33 / 146

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GDP
: $421B, CURRENT US$
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2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 66.1%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 68 / 187

2019
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 GDP
: $793B, CURRENT US$
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2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 84.8%, CURRENT US$
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2019
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GDP PC 
: $43,103, CURRENT US$
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2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 34.6%, CURRENT US$
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2019
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GDP PC
: $23,140, CURRENT US$
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2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 43.6%, CURRENT US$
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United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia: In 2019, United Arab Emirates exported $17.9B to Saudi Arabia. The main products that United Arab Emirates exported to Saudi Arabia are Gold ($2.02B), Broadcasting Equipment ($1.85B), and Cars ($1.1B). During the last 24 years the exports of United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 17.8%, from $351M in 1995 to $17.9B in 2019.

In 2019, United Arab Emirates did not exported services to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates: In 2019, Saudi Arabia exported $6.6B to United Arab Emirates . The main products that Saudi Arabia exported to United Arab Emirates were Refined Petroleum ($1.78B), Ethylene Polymers ($606M), and Insulated Wire ($318M). During the last 24 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to United Arab Emirates have increased at an annualized rate of 9.98%, from $672M in 1995 to $6.6B in 2019.

In 2019, Saudi Arabia did not exported services to United Arab Emirates.

Comparison: In 2019,  United Arab Emirates ranked 55 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.28), and 24 in total exports ($248B). That same year, Saudi Arabia ranked 33 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.94), and 26 in total exports ($228B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2019, United Arab Emirates exported $17.9B to Saudi Arabia. The main products exported from United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia were Gold ($2.02B), Broadcasting Equipment ($1.85B), and Cars ($1.1B). During the last 24 years the exports of United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 17.8%, from $351M in 1995 to $17.9B in 2019.

In 2019, Saudi Arabia exported $6.6B to United Arab Emirates. The main products exported from Saudi Arabia to United Arab Emirates were Refined Petroleum ($1.78B), Ethylene Polymers ($606M), and Insulated Wire ($318M). During the last 24 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to United Arab Emirates have increased at an annualized rate of 9.98%, from $672M in 1995 to $6.6B in 2019.

Market Competitiveness

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United Arab Emirates
Top Destination
: India, $26.8B

Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
: China, $45.8B

This map shows whether countries import more from United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from United Arab Emirates than Saudi Arabia were Switzerland ($15.1B), Iraq ($13.7B), and Oman ($10.9B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Saudi Arabia than United Arab Emirates were China ($45.8B), South Korea ($19.5B), and United States ($12.2B).

Comparative Advantage United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia

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This chart compares trade between United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia by product, considering products traded by both, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

During 2019, United Arab Emirates had a large net trade with Saudi Arabia in the exports of Machines ($4.94B), Precious Metals ($2.38B), and Metals ($2.34B).

During 2019, Saudi Arabia had a large net trade with United Arab Emirates in the exports of Mineral Products ($1.84B), Plastics and Rubbers ($1.1B), and Chemical Products ($1.08B).

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more United Arab Emirates has comparative advantage over Saudi Arabia. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Saudi Arabia has comparative advantage over United Arab Emirates.