The volume of non-oil trade exchange between the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the State of Kuwait through the emirate’s ports reached 51.3 billion dirhams over the past five years, including more than 78,000 customs transactions. This reflects the growing economic relations between the two neighbouring countries, according to the General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs.
Abu Dhabi's foreign trade with Kuwait was divided into imports worth 2.6 billion dirhams, exports worth 19.73 billion dirhams, and re-exports with a value of 28.97 billion dirhams. Exports accounted for 38% of total trade, followed by re-exports by 56%, and imports by 5%.
The value of goods and commodities that were transported through the emirate’s customs ports amounted to 1.64 billion dirhams by sea, 37.78 billion dirhams by land, and 11.88 billion dirhams by air.
Machinery, recording devices and sound and image broadcasting equipment accounted for the largest share of the total trade between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait with a value of 11.34 billion dirhams. Trade of chemical products amounted to 8.98 billion dirhams, followed by ordinary metals and their products at 7.27 billion dirhams, and textiles and their products at 4.34 billion dirhams.
The State of Kuwait is among the most important strategic trade partners of the Abu Dhabi, maintaining the lead in fourth place in light its continuous cooperation which strengthens the customs systemRashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of the General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs
The value of trade in food, beverages, liquids and tobacco products amounted to 3.64 billion dirhams, followed by plastics, rubber and their products with a value of 2.75 billion dirhams, followed by plant products with a value of 2.27 billion dirhams, followed by transportation equipment with a value of 2.19 billion dirhams, followed by live animals with a value of 1.34 billion dirhams, followed by various goods and products with a value of 1 billion dirhams. Followed by pearls, precious stones, precious metals and their articles with a value of 1 billion dirhams. The rest of the volume of trade between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait is distributed among different commodities and products that fall within more than 20 commercial sectors.
Abu Dhabi’s trade with the State of Kuwait through the emirate’s customs ports over the past year amounted to 6.27 billion dirhams, distributed between imports worth 282.67 million dirhams, exports of 2.6 billion dirhams, and re-exports worth 3.38 billion dirhams.
His Excellency Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of the General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs said: "We extend our warmest congratulations and blessings to the leadership and people of our neighbours the State of Kuwait on the occasion of the 60th National Day in light of our strong fraternal Emirati-Kuwaiti relations that represent an exceptional model for strategic relations borne from our common history.”
Al-Mansouri added that the State of Kuwait is among the most important strategic trade partners of the Abu Dhabi, maintaining the lead in fourth place in light its continuous cooperation which strengthens the customs system.
Abu Dhabi Customs has taken all preparations to receive citizens from the State of Kuwait during the Kuwaiti National Day celebrations, amid precautionary measures that help to preserve the safety of everyone and protect them from Covid-19 and to achieve smooth movement of good through a flexible and efficient customs system.
This year’s Kuwaiti National Day celebrations come under the slogan "Peace is a homeland," to reflect the pioneering role of the State of Kuwait in achieving international peace.