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United Arab Emirates

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  • Country name : United Arab Emirates
  • Capital : Abu Dhabi
  • Area : 83,600 km²
  • Population : 9,514,858 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 1.41% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 77.7 years old (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 21.01% - 15-64 years : 77.92% - 65 years and over : 1.07%
  • Urbanisation : 85.8% (2016)
  • Labour force : 5.242 million (2016)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $407.52 billion (2017)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3% (2016)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 7% - industry : 15% - services : 78%
  • GDP – per capita : $40,162 (2017)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, natural gas
  • Industries : petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilisers, ship repair, construction materials, textiles
  • Industrial production growth rate : -0.1 % (2017)
  • 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: $316 billion (2016)
  • Exports to Belgium : $2.3 billion (2017)
  • Exports – commodities : crude oil (45%), natural gas, reexports
  • Exports – partners : Iran (14.5), Japan (9.8%), India (9.2), China (4.7), Oman(4.3) (2016)
  • Imports in general : $246.9 billion (2017)
  • Imports from Belgium : $3.8 billion (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : machinery, transport equipment, chemical products
  • Imports – partners : China (15.5%), India (12.7), US (9.6), Germany (6.8), UK (4.3) (2016)
  • Current account balance : $7.9 billion (2017)
  • Budget : revenues : $98.15 billion - expenditures : $112.6 billion (2016)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $89.79 billion (31 December 2017)

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