The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United Arab Emirates expanded 1.70 percent in 2018 from the previous year. United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

GDP Growth Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 4.34 percent from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9.80 percent in 2006 and a record low of -5.20 percent in 2009. This page provides - United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

GDP Growth Rate in the United Arab Emirates is expected to reach 2.60 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 0.50 9.80 -5.20 2000 - 2018 percent Yearly
constant 2010 prices


United Arab Emirates GDP Growth Rate
United Arab Emirates is one of the most developed countries in the Arab Gulf and has high value of GDP per capita. The country still has a commodity-based economy, with shipments of oil and natural gas accounting for 40 percent of total exports and for 38 percent of GDP. Yet, in order to diversify the economy and reduce the dependence on oil revenues, UAE has been making huge investments in the tourism, financial and construction sectors. In 2012, manufacturing activity accounted for 42% of output growth, transport/communication for 23%, wholesale/retail trade for 16.5% and restaurants/hotels for 15.5% while construction and agriculture contracted.