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United Arab Emirates

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  • Country name : United Arab Emirates
  • Capital : Abu Dhabi
  • Area : 83,600 km²
  • Population : 5,628,805 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 2.71% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 77.09 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 20.7% - 15-64 years : 78.3% - 65 years and over : 1%
  • Urbanisation : 85.3% (2014)
  • Labour force : 4.891 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $416.4 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 4.3% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 0.6% - industry : 58.9% - services : 40.5%
  • GDP – per capita : $65,000 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, natural gas
  • Industries : petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilisers, ship repair, construction materials, textiles
  • Industrial production growth rate : 3.5% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 0.5% - permanent crops : 0.5% - other : 99%
  • Agricultural products : dates, vegetables, water melons, poultry, eggs, dairy products, fish
  • Exports in general: $404.7 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $2.7 billion (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : crude oil (45%), natural gas, reexports
  • Exports – partners : Japan (15.6%), India (13.4), Iran (10.5), Thailand (5.6), Singapore (5.5) (2013)
  • Imports in general : $271.3 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $3.95 billion (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : machinery, transport equipment, chemical products
  • Imports – partners : India (17%), China (13.8), US (10.5), Germany (5.2), Japan (4.2) (2013)
  • Current account balance : $53.9 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $140.6 billion - expenditures : $116 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $74.4 billion (31 December 2014)

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