UAE Remains Number One US Export Destination in Middle East for 11th Straight Year

The United Arab Emirates remains the United States’ number one export destination in the Middle East & North Africa region for the eleventh year in a row, according to new trade data released this month by the US Department of Commerce.

  • In 2019, the US and the UAE conducted $24.4 billion in total bilateral trade, with US exports to the UAE amounting to just over $20 billion.
  • This bilateral trade supports 120,000 American jobs.
  • The US enjoyed a $15.7 billion trade surplus with the UAE – the United States’ third largest trade surplus globally.

The UAE is a strong and dependable economic partner of the United States. The UAE trades with all 50 states, and Emirati investments in the US support local jobs and spur innovation in many sectors.