Non-oil trade between UAE, Japan valued at $3.5 bn in Q1

Intra-non-oil trade between two countries reached $13.3 bn in 2021
Non-oil trade between UAE, Japan valued at $3.5 bn in Q1
UAE's Minister of Industry Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber with Japan's Minister of Economy Kōichi Hagiuda

Intra non-oil trade between the UAE and Japan totaled more than $3.5 billion in Q1 2022, a 5 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the UAE Ministry of Economy. Intra-non-oil trade between the two countries reached $13.3 billion in 2021, with a 23 percent increase over 2020.

This took place during a virtual conference hosted by the UAE Embassy in Japan titled ‘Trade and Investment Initiatives for the UAE.’

The ministry also examined the package of business and investment measures recently introduced by the nation as part of the ‘Projects of the 50‘ and the UAE’s future national goals to solidify the country’s position as a leading international economic hub.

The meeting highlighted the growing Emirati-Japanese economic ties as well as the ongoing progress across most vital industries. 

Moreover, the discussion focused on the UAE’s trade and investment initiatives announced as part of the ‘Projects of the 50’ and Vision 2071 to strengthen its position on the global economic map.

After China and India, the UAE is Japan’s third-largest trading partner in Asia, and it ranks first in the Arab world. It is also Japan’s eleventh-largest global trading partner. The UAE accounts for 36 percent of all Japanese trade with Arab nations.

In terms of investment, the UAE is the Middle East’s largest investor in Japan, making up 60 percent of total Middle Eastern investments in the country by the end of 2021, with a total value of nearly $500 million.

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