The United Arab Emirates remains the United States’ top export destination for the entire Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region for the thirteenth year in a row, according to data released by the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
- The U.S. and the UAE conducted $23.03 billion in total bilateral trade
- The U.S. enjoyed a $11.13 billion trade surplus with the UAE – the United States’ 6th largest globally
- U.S. exports to the UAE reached a total of just over $17.08 billion, a 16.03% ($2.36 billion) increase from 2020
- U.S. exports to the UAE supported nearly 117K American Jobs*
- UAE exports to the U.S. reached a total of $5.95 billion, a 95.08 % ($2.9 billion) increase from 2020
*Calculated using the U.S. Department of Commerce jobs multiplier (5,095 per $1 billion in exports)
For more information on the 2021 trade figures, please see the U.S. Census Bureau’s U.S./UAE foreign trade balance report HERE.
For more information on the UAE/U.S. economic relationship, please visit the UAE Embassy’s website HERE.