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U.A.E.
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. History
12. Cities and Towns
13. Emirates



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

GDP
Per capita $44,600
Net $206 billion
Annual growth 7.4%
Growth rates goes up and down. Was 6% in 2007, 14.9% in 2006.
By sector Agriculture 2%
Industry 62%
Services 36%
Annual inflation rate 16%
Stable from previous year.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 66%
Net US$135 billion
Trade
Balance +36%
Exports US$239 billion
Main products Crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates
Main partners Japan 23%; South Korea 9%; India 8%; Iran 7%; Thailand 5%
Imports US$176 billion
Main products Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
Main partners China 13%; India 10%; US 9%; Germany 7%; Japan 6%; Turkey 5%; Italy 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 2.4% (2001)
Work force Agriculture 7%
Industry 15%
Services 78%
(2000)
Population below poverty line 20% (2003)





By Tore Kjeilen