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United Arab Emirates - Economic overview

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General economic indicators

GDP (billions USD)28734938439404
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)24444
GDP per capita34.7840.9543.7743.1943.42
General government balance-----
Inflation rate11112
Current account (billions USD)751675963
Current account (annual % change)315171516
Unemployment rate-----


Value added (annual % change)--11--
Value added (in % of GDP)1111-
Value added (in % of total employment)4----


Value added (annual % change)-735--
Value added (in % of GDP)524466-
Value added (in % of total employment)23----


Value added (annual % change)-312--
Value added (in % of GDP)47553939-
Value added (in % of total employment)73----

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate44444

Foreign trade in figures

Imports of goods1516520523245
Exports of goods1852228535365
Imports of services36.841.3455.714.28-
Exports of services9.511.0312.0614.28-
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-1621917-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-6221-
Trade Balance-----
Current account--
Share of foreign trade in GDP1531516317-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP73727274-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP7978995-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

FDI inward flow13.7244.0035.57.6799.602
FDI stock68.22472.22777.72785.40695.008
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies29/18141/18162/18187/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies7/141--19/177
Number of Greenfield investments***26722821126331
FDI (in % of GFCF****)216789
FDI (in % of GDP)2228272527
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