posted on 23/09/2012: 445 views
The UAE's non-oil foreign trade grew 5% (or Dh 3.6 billion) to reach Dh 76.6 billion in February 2012, compared with Dh 73 billion in February 2011 , preliminary statistics released by the Federal Customs Agency (FCA) showed.
UAE's non-oil exports made an unprecedented jump last February by 62% (or Dh 4.6 billion) to Dh 12.1 billion compared with Dh 7.5 billion in February 2011, FCA said in a press release.
Meanwhile, the UAE's non-oil imports in February 2012 grew by 8% to Dh 54.9 billion compared with Dh 49.5 billion in February 2011.
Re-exports stood at Dh 15 billion during the same month.
In terms of weight, the UAE's total foreign trade last February reached 7 million tons: 2.5 tons in exports, 3.7 million tons in imports and 742000 tons in re-exports.
The average weight of customs consignments handled at ports in the same period reached 29000 tons a day, or 4000 tons an hour, according to FCA. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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