The United Arab Emirates is the 30th largest export economy in the world and the 61st most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, the United Arab Emirates exported $ 147B and imported $ 217B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $ 70B. In 2015 the GDP of the United Arab Emirates was $ 370B and its GDP per capita was $ 70k.

The top exports of the United Arab Emirates are Crude Petroleum ($ 46.8B), Refined Petroleum ($ 18.9B), Gold ($ 13.4B), Diamonds ($ 8.66B) and Petroleum Gas ($ 8.06B), using the 1992 revision of the HS ( Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Broadcasting Equipment ($ 14.2B), Gold ($ 12.8B), Jewelery ($ 11.9B), Cars ($ 11.1B) and Planes, Helicopters, and / or Spacecraft ($ 9.2B).

The top export destinations of the United Arab Emirates are Japan ($ 21B), India ($ 19.4B), China ($ 10.3B), Oman ($ 10B) and Saudi Arabia ($ 8.5B). The top import origins are China ($ 37.1B), India ($ 30B), the United States ($ 17.4B), Germany ($ 15.8B) and the United Kingdom ($ 10.4B).