Top United Arab Emirates Imports 2014
In 2014, United Arab Emirates bought US$232.2 billion worth of imported products up by 43.2% since 2010.
Top 10 UAE Imports from China

China's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted to $26.4 billion or 11.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $4 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $3.4 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.1 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $918.3 million
  7. Vehicles: $893.3 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $843.4 million
  9. Plastics: $605 million
10. Aluminum: $591.7 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from India

India's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted to $25.7 billion or 11.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals, coins: $14.4 billion
  2. Cereals: $1.5 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $965.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $832.3 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $728.7 million
  6. Machines, engines, pumps: $671.9 million
  7. Copper: $662.1 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $333.1 million
  9. Vehicles: $300.2 million
10. Plastics: $288.2 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from America

America's exports to UAE amounted to
$18.6 billion or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machines, engines, pumps: $4.7 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $3.4 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals, coins: $1.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $578.6 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $290.4 million
  8. Plastics: $260.4 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $238.3 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $213.5 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to UAE amounted to
$17.7 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $10.4 billion
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $2.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $854.6 million
  5. Rubber: $604.7 million
  6. Iron and steel: $343 million
  7. Railway, tram equipment: $274.5 million
  8. Plastics: $181.6 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $166 million
10. Ores, slag, ash: $152.2 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to UAE amounted to
$15.4 billion or 6.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machines, engines, pumps: $4.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $4.1 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.5 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $630.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $371.2 million
  7. Plastics: $291 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $252.4 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $207.4 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $179.4 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from UK

UK's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted to
$11.6 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals, coins: $4.3 billion
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $1.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $523 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $270.3 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $253.8 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $241.9 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $190.5 million
10. Plastics: $150.9 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to UAE amounted to
$11.4 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $8.9 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals, coins: $987 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $262.9 million
  4. Machines, engines, pumps: $142.7 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $123.4 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $103.1 million
  7. Stone, plaster, cement: $76.8 million
  8. Vehicles: $71.2 million
  9. Plastics: $58.7 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $55.7 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to United Arab Emirates amounted to
$19 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machines, engines, pumps: $2.6 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals, coins: $1.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $672.3 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $531.8 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $423.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $405.1 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $292.9 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $210 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $169.4 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $168.4 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to UAE amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals, coins: $6.6 billion
  2. Clocks and watches: $730.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $377.5 million
  4. Machines, engines, pumps: $215 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $148.3 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $87.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $71.3 million
  8. Tobacco: $64.3 million
  9. Cocoa: $28.1 million
10. Plastics: $27.9 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to UAE amounted to
$6.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  2. Plastics: $979.9 million
  3. Gems, precious metals, coins: $812.6 million
  4. Oil: $473.3 million
  5. Iron and steel: $406.1 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $314.8 million
  7. Aluminum: $262.6 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $261.4 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $244.1 million
10. Machines, engines, pumps: $215.5 million
Top 10 UAE Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to UAE amounted to
$6.5 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  3. Machines, engines, pumps: $948.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $681.8 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $392.9 million
  6. Manmade filaments: $290.8 million
  7. Plastics: $185.6 million
  8. Rubber: $127.8 million
  9. Copper: $104.3 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $97.4 million
Fastest-Growing UAE Imports
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats due to reporting anomalies.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

Note: Country statistics below were proportioned based on 2014 import product data and 2008 supplying country ratios.