Ministry of Economy updates trade stats app
Trade statistics application updated with new figures to end of 2014
The UAE Ministry of Economy has announced that it has updated the UAE trade statistics application with data to the end of 2014.
The app, which is hosted on the Ministry's website www.economy.ae, provides trade transaction data on non-oil goods, as well as exports, re-exports and imports of the UAE with more than 220 countries extending from 1999 until 2014. The app includes interactive data display so that users can make comparisons based on different time periods, geographical areas, and types of commodities. Data can also be exported to various desktop applications such as MS Office and PDF format, among others.
The application was launched in 2010 to provide a modern and user-friendly platform for foreign trade statistics. The number of application users every month currently averages between 1,000 and 1,500 from the UAE and several other countries globally, including India, Brazil, the US, China, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Italy.
His Excellency Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry, said: "In line with the federal government directives, the Ministry of Economy is working to achieve the highest level of transparency and competitiveness. The current update fulfills a long-perceived need for recent and relevant information in the trading sector.
"With the help of the economic experts at the Ministry, we have revised the trade statistics application to include all data and information gathered up to the end of 2014. We are keen to provide an integrated IT platform that will help investors and businessmen in the UAE plan out their economic and investment policies and strategies for the wider benefit of the country and its trade with global partners."